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Infant suffers broken legs, father arrested

David James Agnew

(Updated Jan. 5, 11:57 a.m.)      

Man arrested for injuries to his child

A young Jacksonville man has been arrested on felony child abuse charges after authorities began investigating the case of an infant who has multiple broken bones.

According to Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman, on December 29, 2014, the Alexander County Sheriff's Office received information from the Alexander County Department of Social Services regarding a three month old white female who was at Piedmont Pediatrics in Iredell County, and was later transferred to Brenner’s Children’s Hospital due to injuries.

The injuries consisted of two fractured ribs as well as two fractured legs. The child was hospitalized overnight due to the injuries and released into the custody of Alexander County Department of Social Services on December 31, 2014.

The investigation has revealed that David James Agnew, age 19, of Jacksonville, NC, who is the father of the child and whom authorities allege is responsible for the injuries, was living with his girlfriend in Stony Point. Agnew was charged with three counts of felony child abuse.

He was arrested and placed under a $400,000 secured bond with his first appearance on January 2, 2015, in Alexander County District Court. The investigation is continuing.    


Visitor Comments

Submitted By: Betty R.DickersonSubmitted: 1/9/2015
What is wrong with people? This young man should never be allowed around children...A weaking, coward ,that picks on children.. Let the mother's have him, they will dish out punishment..I pray for the child, and it's mother....

Submitted By: Hayley AkersSubmitted: 1/6/2015
This is so sad I pray to God this was accidental and not intentionally. I know the mother personally and she is a wonderful mother and loves all her kids to no end. My heart aches for her and the little girl

Submitted By: Angie LawSubmitted: 1/5/2015
the authorities should tie his sorry butt to a tree on the courthouse lawn and let people in the community take care of him. Poor little baby, Prayers for a speedy recovery!??

Submitted By: Sue FrazierSubmitted: 1/5/2015
What is becoming of our society? People have babies they dont want sothey think its ok to abuse them!! These people are full of SATAN! Im sickend at all of this! I cannot comprehend someone beating a child

Submitted By: joyce pierceSubmitted: 1/5/2015
I do not see how anyone could be so cruel to a child who had not done anyone harm.Poor little thing having it,s bones broke.That man must not have a heart.

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