Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Dad arrested for abusing 8-month-old son after spending day in dad's custody (Avon, Ohio)

Dad is identified as MICHAEL GARCIA. As so often happens, it is not clarified whether Dad's access was court-ordered, and if so, by whom. Needless to say, a guy with this background should not have had any visitation at all, especially with a helpless infant.

Avon Man Arrested After Investigation for Child Abuse

The investigation began when the Avon man's infant son had bruising and a scratch after spending the day in the father's custody.

By Brendan Krisel (Patch National Staff) - 

April 12, 2016 5:26 pm ET

AVON, OH — An Avon man is facing charges after a child abuse investigation led officials to acquire a search warrant for his girlfriend's home.

Michael Garcia, 33, was arrested Friday after police suspected he abused his 8-month-old son, reported the Chronicle-Telegram. But when police and U.S. Marshals arrested Garcia at his girlfriend's home in Avon they suspected he may also have been in possession of drugs. After acquiring a search warrant officials found four guns, cell phones, crack cocaine and marijuana, reported the Chronicle-Telegram.

Garcia was initially under investigation because his infant son had bruises and a scratch under his eye after spending the day in Garcia's custody, the news website reported. After the boy's grandmother called the police it was discovered that the infant also had marijuana in his system, according to a Lorain police report.

Garcia has been charged with felonious assault, domestic violence, endangering children,trafficking in drugs, possession of a controlled substance, weapons under disability and possession of drug paraphernalia, reported the Chronicle-Telegram. His girlfriend, Brittney Hopkins, 26, was charged with trafficking in drugs.

Garcia is currently being held in Lorain County Jail on $150,000 bond, reported the Chronicle-Telegram.