Saturday, December 27, 2014

Dad arrested for abusing 4-month-old son (Redding, California)

Dad is identified as MICHAEL KIMBLER. No mention of a mother in the home.

Father arrested for alleged child abuse

Haleigh Pike, Assignment Editor

POSTED: 1:45 PM Dec 26 2014 UPDATED: 1:45 PM Dec 26 2014

REDDING, Calif. - A Cottonwood man was arrested Friday morning for allegedly abusing his 4-month-old son and then fleeing the scene.

Shasta County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a trailer park located in the 23000 block of Lone Tree Road in Cottonwood around 6 a.m. to assist medical personnel. When they arrived on scene they learned that a 4-month-old child was being transported to the hospital by ambulance for visible facial injuries.

Deputies learned that the father of the child, Michael Kimbler, 30, was alone with the child at the time of the incident and that he had fled the scene once the ambulance arrived.

Information regarding Kimbler’s whereabouts was given to deputies and they were able to locate him hiding in the bathroom of a nearby mobile home. Kimbler was arrested for felony child abuse and booked into the Shasta County Jail with a bail of $50,000.

The infants identity and condition is unknown at his time.