Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Dad charged with fracturing skull of 2-year-old child, starving animal to death (Jonesville, North Carolina)

Dad is identified as BRADLEY SCOTT KENNEDY.

Report: Father arrested after 2-year-old's skull fractured, animal starves to death

Posted: Apr 28, 2015 4:13 PM EDT Updated: Apr 28, 2015 4:13 PM EDT
By WBTV Web Staff

YADKINVILLE, NC (WBTV) - A Jonesville father was arrested Saturday after deputies say his 2-year-old child showed up at a medical facility with a fractured skull.

Bradley Scott Kennedy, 36, was charged with one count of felony negligent child abuse with serious bodily injury. He was also charged with one felony count of killing an animal by starvation.

On March 7, the Yadkin County Sheriff's Office received a report in reference to possible child abuse. The 2-year-old child was seen at medical facilities where it was determined that the infant had sustained a skull fracture.

Officials say the child with both parents.

During the investigation, detectives said they discovered other pending criminal charges associated with Kennedy.

Officials have not released any details about the animal abuse charge.

After posting a $150,000 bond, Kennedy was released.

His next court date is scheduled for May 19.