Jessamine County father charged with assaulting infant

Eric Arthur (Source: Jessamine County Detention Center)
Eric Arthur (Source: Jessamine County Detention Center)

LEXINGTON, KY (WAVE) – An 11-week-old Jessamine County infant was fighting for his life Tuesday after his father shook him violently, according to police.

Investigators said doctors at UK Medical Center alerted them because the boy was suffering from suspicious head trauma.

The child's father, Eric Arthur, 24, of Nicholasville, was arrested and charged with first-degree assault. Police said Arthur picked up the baby and shook him because he wouldn't stop crying.

Arthur was being held in the Jessamine County Detention Center on a $10,000 cash bond.

Doctors said the baby's condition was touch and go, but they were hoping for the best.

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