Thursday, March 27, 2014

Drunk dad charged with "dropping" 7-week-old daughter (Rock Hill, North Carolina)

Given that dad BRYAN WAYNE GEORGE has a history of domestic violence, I think it highly likely that he didn't just accidentally "drop" the baby--especially given that the baby has such severe injuries.

More charges filed against Rock Hill father accused of drunkenly dropping infant daughter

By Jonathan McFadden
March 27, 2014 Updated 55 minutes ago

ROCK HILL — More charges have been filed against a Rock Hill father accused of dropping his 7-week-old infant onto the edge of a bed, resulting in injuries to her arms, legs and ribs, deputies said.

Deputies on Wednesday charged Bryan Wayne George, 28, with abuse/inflict great bodily injury upon a child, said Sheriff's Office spokesman Trent Faris. Held at the York County Detention Center with no bond, George had already been charged with unlawful neglect of a child. So far, George remains the only suspect deputies have charged in connection with the girl's injuries.

An arrest warrant for the neglect charge claims that an intoxicated George dropped his young daughter onto the edge of a bed frame before she continued falling to the floor. The warrant indicates the fell happened on Friday.

Authorities were alerted to the girl's injuries on Saturday when a caseworker with the York County office of the Department of Social Services was called to Piedmont Medical Center, where hospital staff reported treating a girl with suspicious injuries.

The girl's mother, 22, told investigators that she was in the shower at her home on the Catawba Indian Reservation while her daughter was lying in a bassinet. Once she got out, she heard the baby crying "to the point that it scared her," according to a York County Sheriff's report.

When she went into the bedroom, she found George holding the girl to calm her, the report states. The mother went to warm a bottle and later found George lying in the bed with the girl. As she entered the room, George told the mother that the girl spit up. She turned on the light and found a pool of blood on George’s chest. Once at the hospital, doctors performed X-rays and realized the girl suffered from a fractured leg and broken arm.

Deputies placed the girl and her older sister, 2, in to emergency protective custody. They were later given to DSS.

If convicted on both charges, George faces up to 25 years in prison. Court records show that he was charged with criminal domestic violence two weeks ago. That charge is still pending.