Father of 3-week-old arrested in Dallas after baby sustains significant injuries


NAVARRO COUNTY – What the Navarro County Sheriff’s Office described as a “highly disturbing case” left one person in jail on Saturday for injury to a child.

The incident took place on July 20 when Corsicana Fire and Rescue were dispatched to a medical emergency in Rice that involved a 3-week-old baby.

“Upon initial evaluation of the child by CFD personnel a concern was raised about the significant level of injury being inconsistent with the story given,” said Sheriff Elmer Tanner with the Navarro County Sheriff’s Office.

The child was life-flighted to a Dallas area hospital due to the significant injuries sustained and an investigation was conducted.

The investigation was initially conducted by the NCSO Patrol Division deputies but was later transferred to the Criminal Investigation Division.

The child’s father was arrested Saturday night after an arrest warrant for Injury to a Child, 1st-degree Felony was obtained. The suspect was taken into custody by the Dallas County Hospital District Police at the same hospital the child was admitted to.

“I would like to thank Chief Henley and the CFD, our Patrol Division and CID divisions for their diligent work in this case,” concluded Sheriff Tanner.

The investigation into this case is ongoing. More details may be available at a later date.

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