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.