A 26 year-old man has been arrested following a police investigation into the alleged abuse of a 6 week-old child.
On November 1st, the Johnston County Department of Social Services in Smithfield received a complaint of possible child abuse on Golden Gate Parkway in the Parkview Subdivision in the Clayton city limits.
Previously, on September 30th, the 6 week-old was seen at Wake Med Children’s Emergency Room and then admitted into Wake Med with “a skeletal injury to his right femur from non-accidental trauma” according to a Clayton police spokesperson.
Ashley Wade Wilkins, 26, of Spring Hope was arrested this week and charged with felony child abuse resulting in serious physical injury. Clayton Police did not say how the child sustained the injuries. Officials said the charge followed an investigation by police, social workers and the Johnston County District Attorney’s Office.
Wilkins was given a $75,000 bond on the charge. No additional information was released.