Loogootee man accused of beating 9-month-old

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LOOGOOTEE, Ind. (WTHI) – A Loogootee man is behind bars after being accused of battering a 9-month-old baby.

On Thursday, Indiana State Police received a call from the staff at Memorial Hospital in Jasper saying the baby sustained injury to his genitalia that consisted of bleeding and swelling.

Working with Child Protective Services, police were able to determine 24-year-old Arvel Griffey, Jr., of Loogootee, battered the baby while in a car.

Griffey was charged with battery resulting in serious bodily injury to a person less than 14 years of age.

He is being held in the Dubois County Jail without bond.


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