Monday, July 27, 2009

Patrick Oneal Colwell Arrested for Child Abuse

Captain Marty Bruce with the Athens Police Department says 21-year-old Patrick Oneal Colwell of Athens was arrested Sunday and charged with aggravated child abuse.

Colwell is charged with abusing his 4 month old son.

Officer Daniel McNatt responded to a call at the baby's neighbor's house. The child's mother reported Colwell shook the baby and he was unresponsive at the time of Officer McNatt's arrival.

The mother asked Colwell to give the baby a bath so she could get some things done. She heard the baby screaming and went to check on the baby. She saw Colwell shaking the baby. The mother took the baby and went to a neighbor's house to call an ambulance.

The baby was transferred to Athens Limestone Hospital by Athens Limestone EMS. The baby had bruises on his nose, shoulder and a red mark on his neck.

Detective Sergeant Dustin Lansford investigated the case. Colwell was transferred to the Limestone County Jail.

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