ATHENS, Ala. (AP) - Police have arrested an Athens man and
charged him with child abuse for injuries that sent his infant son
to the hospital.

Police responding to a call Sunday from the child's mother found
the 4-month-old with bruises on his arm and face and a swollen lip.

Sgt. Dustin Lansford said officers arrested 21-year-old Patrick
Oneal Colwell, who told police he was playing with his son and may
have shaken him a bit too hard. Colwell faces aggravated child
abuse charges.

Lansford said child abuse is a class C felony and could result
in jail time.

Colwell was being held in Limestone County Jail. The baby was
treated and released from Athens-Limestone Hospital.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WTVY-TV 285 N Foster Street Dothan, AL 36303 334-792-3195
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 51819312 -
Gray Television, Inc.