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MIDDLESEX – A 3 month-old is in critical condition and his father is in the Johnston County Jail facing felony abuse charges. Around 11:40pm Tuesday, the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office responded to Wake Medical Center in Raleigh after the infant arrived in the emergency department suffering from life threatening injuries.
Authorities said they determined the infant had been shaken causing critical injuries.
The infant’s father, Andrew Chance Weckesser, age 27, of Reams Drive, Middlesex, a Johnston County address, was arrested Wednesday and charged with felony intentional child abuse causing serious physical injury. Weckesser is being held on a half million dollar secured bond in the Johnston County Jail.
At last report, the baby is on life support and in critical condition at Wake Medical Center.