Thursday, January 21, 2010

Dad arrested in assault death of 2-month-old son (Atlantic, Iowa)

Dad MATHEW DONALD ASHBY has been arrested in the death of his 2-month-old son. He is charged with child endangerment and assault.

Father Arrested After Infant Son's Death
Posted: Jan 20, 2010 02:55 PM CST

Atlantic, IA - The father of a 2-month-old Atlantic boy has been arrested after the baby died over the weekend.

According to Atlantic police, the investigation into the child's death began after paramedics were called to the Ashby home because Oren Ashby wasn't breathing. He was transferred to Omaha's Children's Hospital where doctors suspected abuse and notified Atlantic Police.

24-year old Mathew Donald Ashby is jailed on several charges, including child endangerment and assault.