Haslett Man Behind Bars Accused of Abusing his Baby

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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.