Friday, August 9, 2013

Dad charged with slapping baby, trying to smother with pillow (Colonie, New York)

Dad is identified as JARED D. POWERS.

Cops: Man put pillow over baby's face

Published 2:40 pm, Friday, August 9, 2013

COLONIE — A father is accused of slapping and briefly placing a pillow over the face of his baby.

Jared D. Powers, 24, is charged with reckless endangerment, criminally obstructing breathing and acting in a manner injurious to a child.

Police Lt. Robert Winn said the incident happened Wednesday, and police were notified by Albany County Child Protective Service. Police met with representatives of that agency and the mother at Albany Medical Center while the child was being evaluated.

"The father slapped the baby a few times on the back and briefly put a pillow over the baby's face," Lt. Robert Winn said.

The baby was not injured.

Powers was arrested Friday, arraigned in Colonie Town Court and sent to Albany County Jail without bail. He is due back in court August 26.