Thursday, August 23, 2012

Drunk dad charged with slapping 1-year-old son; baby had cuts and bruises covering entire head (Sparks, Nevada)

Dad is identified as KYLAN MORELAND.

Allegedly Drunk Father Arrested for Slapping Toddler Several Times

Posted: 2:29 PM Aug 23, 2012

Reporter: Staff

A Sparks father is accused of slapping his 1-year-old son several times while he was drunk following an argument with the mother early Thursday morning.

According to Sparks Police Kylan Moreland was fighting with his wife around 12:49 a.m. at the Pony Express Travel Lodge at 2406 Prater Way.

The wife told police Moreland came home drunk and they began to argue while the baby slept nearby.

Moreland became aggressive with the mother so she walked out of the apartment.

When she did that, he slammed the door behind her and locked her out. The baby awoke at the sound of the door being slammed and started to cry.

The mother told police she heard what she described as Moreland hitting the baby 4 to 5 times.

Locked out, the mother took the screen off the bathroom window and was able to get the baby out of the apartment.

REMSA was called and transported the baby to Renown Medical Center.

Moreland was placed under arrest for child abuse and transported to the Washoe County Jail.

The mother received no injuries.

The baby had cuts around his mouth and bruising that almost covered his entire face and head.

Further testing is pending.