Thursday, February 5, 2015

Dad arrested for felony child abuse of 3-month-old son (Henrico County, Virginia)

Notice that the usual rote and meaningless reactions by the neighbors are reported ("shocked," "saddened"), but there is no mention of a mother in the home. Or anywhere else.

Dad is identified as TRAVON OWENS.

Henrico father arrested after 3-month old son is hospitalized

Posted 7:29 pm, February 4, 2015, by Sandra Jones, Updated at 07:31pm, February 4, 2015

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — A 25-year-old father is behind bars accused of abusing his three-month-old son.

Henrico police charged Travon Owens with felony child neglect and malicious wounding after his three-month-old son was hospitalized.

Investigators said the charges stem from an incident at the 11 North at White Oaks Apartments off North Laburnum Avenue, but are releasing few details in this case since it involves a minor.

Investigators said the victim was taken to VCU Medical Center last week for a fracture.

While examining the baby, doctors noticed injuries that were consistent with abuse. As a result, hospital officials contacted police and Owens was arrested.

People who live at the apartment complex where the incident allegedly happened were shocked and saddened by the news.

CBS 6 News reached out to Owens at Henrico Jail West, but he declined our request for an interview.

Owens, who was arraigned Wednesday morning, is scheduled to appear in court on March 9.