Wednesday, January 28, 2015

"Frustrated" dad abuses 10-month-old baby for crying (Arlington, Iowa)

Same old story. Mom is responsible, going to school. Dad is a short-tempered little sh** who is nevertheless drafted into doing infant care, which he is completely incapable of doing. And once again, the POS couldn't even bother to get medial care after he goes off on the baby for crying. Nope, Mom had to deal with the injuries when she finally got home.

Dad is identified as CODY M. RUSSELL.

Man charged with child abuse

Police investigate injuries to 10-month-old

Posted: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 11:11 am

Rachelle Blair Managing Editor
Posted on January 28, 2015

by Rachelle Blair

An Arlington man faces a felony child abuse charge after losing his temper with his 10-month old child.

Cody M. Russell, 21, Arlington, is out on a $5,000 signature bond after a Tuesday, Jan. 20 initial hearing in Columbia County Circuit Court. Russell faces more than 12 years in jail and up to $25,000 in fines for the felony child abuse charge.

On Thursday, Jan. 15, Columbia County Sheriff’s office reported to a Sun Prairie medical clinic to investigate suspicious bruises and injuries on a 10-month-old baby.

According to the criminal complaint, the child was left in the care of its father, Russell, while its mother was at school. When Russell picked the mother up from school he told her the child had cut its face by falling off the bed. After looking the child over, the mother discovered purple marks on the child’s neck and a laceration on it’s cheek, and decided to seek medical attention at the Sun Prairie clinic.

In the complaint, when confronted by detectives that his story didn’t match up with the injuries, Russell said “I just got really (expletive) mad, I picked [it] up by [its] neck and put [it] in [its] bed.”

According to law enforcement, Russell, angered after the baby wouldn’t stop crying, picked the baby up by placing his right hand around the child’s neck and held the child in the air, above the bed for a “good 10 seconds”.

In the complaint, Russell admitted he was “pretty frustrated” when he picked the child up. “Maybe I put [it] in [its] crib a little harder than I thought, but I don’t think [it] hit [its] head on anything.”

Russell is currently released on a signature bond with conditions not to contact the child, the mother or juveniles under the age