Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Dad arrested for fracturing skull of 6-week-old son (Issaquah, Washington)

Dad is identified as JAMES SELLS.


Father arrested after 6-week-old son found with skull fractures

By Michael Harthorne

Published: Jan 7, 2014 at 10:49 AM PST

ISSAQUAH, Wash. -- A 37-year-old Issaquah man has been arrested after doctors determined his 6-week-old son's skull fractures were caused by abuse, according to the Issaquah Police Department.

According to police, James Sells and his wife brought their infant to Swedish Hospital in Issaquah Jan. 3 with a serious head injury. The baby was transported to Children's Hospital, where doctors treated it for two skull fractures, brain swelling and bruising.

After doctors determined the injuries were caused by abuse, a social worker at the hospital called authorities, according to police.

Sells was arrested Monday and booked into King County Jail for investigation of assault of a child, and the couple's other children were taken into protective custody and are now living with a family member.

The infant has since been released from Children's Hospital.