Monday, February 17, 2014

Dad arrested after 5-month-old daughter suffers life-threatening injuries (Chesterfield County, Virginia)

Dad is identified as JONATHAN JENKINS.

Chesterfield father arrested after baby girl suffers life-threatening injuries

Posted on: 2:26 pm, February 17, 2014, by Scott Wise and Web Staff,
updated on: 02:28pm, February 17, 2014

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – A father was arrested and charged with multiple crimes after his five-month-old daughter was injured in their Woodlake Village Court home on Saturday.

The child’s mother returned home, discovered the girl’s injuries, and attempted to call for help. Jonathan Jenkins tried to prevent the child’s mother from calling 911, striking her in the process. The mother escaped with the child to a neighbor’s residence, where she was able to call police,” Chesterfield Police spokeswoman Liz Caroon wrote in an email. ”The child was ultimately taken to VCU Medical Center with life-threatening injuries; she remains in the hospital.”

Jenkins, 24, was arrested Sunday and charged with malicious wounding, felony child neglect, domestic assault and preventing someone from calling 911.

He is scheduled to appear in Chesterfield Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court on Tuesday afternoon.