Haslett Man Behind Bars Accused of Abusing his Baby


This incident remains under investigation by the Meridian Township Police Department. People with information about this crime are asked to contact the Meridian Township Police Department at (517) 853-4800, CrimeStoppers at (517) 483- STOP, or submit an anonymous tip through the Department’s social media sites.

A 23 year old Haslett man is behind bars, accused of abusing his 8 week old baby.

Meridian Township Police say officers responded to Sparrow Hospital at around 5:30 a.m. Saturday for a child abuse complaint. Officers say the infant had been admitted at the hospital, after suffering substantial injuries.

The Ingham County Prosecutor's Office has charged the child's father, 23 year-old Richard Allen Croad-Messer, with 2 counts of 1st degree child abuse and one count of Assault by Strangulation.

Croad-Messer was arraigned at the 55th District Court on all three charges. A judge ordered him held at the Ingham County Jail on a $500,000 bond.

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