A premature, three-month-old baby suffered a broken leg at the hands of its father, police said.
Staff at East Georgia Regional Medical Center called Statesboro Police early Thursday after the infant was taken to the emergency room, according to Statesboro Police incident reports.
Cpl. Antonio Williams responded to the hospital, then contacted Det. Patrick Harrelson, reports stated.
Statesboro Police Commander J. R. Holloway said the infant’s leg was broken, and the child weighed only about six pounds, due to being born prematurely. According to reports, the incident occurred at a St. Charles Place apartment on Lanier Drive.
After a brief investigation, Harrelson handcuffed, searched and arrested Domonique Nathan Bush, 20, Lanier Drive, whom Holloway said was reportedly the child’s father. Bush was charged with aggravated battery and first degree cruelty to children.
He was taken to the Bulloch County Jail, where he is being held without bond, according to jail records.