Friday, March 26, 2010

Dad charged with 2nd-degree assault in beating of 5-month-old baby (Cedar Hill, Missouri)

Dad MATTHEW PATTERSON SR. has been charged with 2nd-degree assault for beating his 5-month-old baby.

03.26.2010 11:20 am

Cedar Hill father accused of beating his 5-month-old baby
By Leah Thorsen
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

JEFFERSON COUNTY — A 22-year-old father from Cedar Hill has been charged with second-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child for allegedly beating his 5-month-old baby, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said.

Matthew Patterson Sr., of the 8300 block of Graham Road, remained jailed on Friday.

The sheriff’s office responded to an area hospital on Saturday in response to a report of possible child abuse. No information was immediately available on what injuries the baby suffered or how severe they are. We’ll update this post as more information becomes available.