The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday that an additional charge has been filed against the father of a 3 month-old infant who remains hospitalized on life support.
Tuesday night, Johnston County deputies responded to Wake Medical Center in Raleigh after the infant arrived in the emergency department suffering from life threatening injuries.
The child’s father, Andrew Chance Weckesser, age 27, of Reams Drive, Middlesex was arrested Wednesday and charged with one count of intentional child abuse causing serious physical injury. Authorities allege the child had been shaken causing critical injuries.
Following additional medical exams and x-rays on the infant, “older injuries” were allegedly found including two broken legs.
Weckesser was charged Thursday with an additional count of intentional child abuse causing serious physical injury. He allegedly admitted to a prior incident where the injuries could have occurred.
Weckesser was taken before a judge Thursday and his secured bond was increased from $500,000 to $1 million.
At last report, the infant is still at Wake Medical Center in critical condition.