Jefferson Township police recently arrested a Lake Hopatcong NJ man accused of child neglect after he allegedly dropped his infant child.
The suspect is a 25-year-old resident of Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey. According to authorities, the suspect dropped his baby on the ground at his residence in Jefferson, New Jersey. The incident occurred on February 16, 2017.
Afterwards, the victim was taken to the Morristown Medical Center and treated in the pediatric intensive care unit. According to officials, the baby was suffering from bleeding in the brain.
The suspect initially told law enforcement that he did not know how the child sustained the very serious injuries. However, Jefferson NJ detectives later learned from a social media post on Facebook that the suspect may have dropped the kid.
The suspect faces numerous criminal charges, including endangering the welfare of a child and aggravated assault.
Additionally, the suspect is likely to be subject to an investigation by DCP&P.
After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspect was remanded to the Morris County Correctional Facility in Morristown, New Jersey. He was to remain in the jail until a bail custody hearing.
To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “N.J. Man Allegedly Admits on Facebook to Dropping Baby.”