Monday, June 17, 2013

Dad accused of leaving 2-month-old son in the woods after assaulting baby's mother (Portsmouth, Virginia)

Dad is identified as AYRTON TRANNIE WRIGHT.

Dad accused of leaving infant in woods

Updated: Monday, 17 Jun 2013, 12:14 PM EDT Published : Monday, 17 Jun 2013, 12:14 PM EDT Rachel West

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) - A 22-year-old man is facing a slew of charges after an infant was left in a wooded area during a domestic incident Monday morning.

Jan Clark with the Portsmouth Police Department said officers responded to the 100 block of Corprew Drive around 1:15 a.m. for a report of a woman being assaulted by the father of her child. When officers arrived, they found the victim suffering abrasions and contusions to her face and head.

Witnesses told police the suspect, identified as Ayrton Trannie Wright, 22, ran into a wooded area near Turnpike Road. Officers spotted him and took him into custody, but were told by the victim that her 2-month-old baby was missing.

Clark said officers went back to the wooded area and found the infant on the ground near a tree. He did not suffer any injuries in the incident and was returned to his mother.

Wright has been charged with assault and battery as well as abuse and neglect.