WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – Warren police say an eight-day-old infant was hurt and now the mother’s boyfriend is in jail.
Andrew Jacobs has been booked into the Trumbull County Jail on a felonious assault charge.
He is not the baby’s father.
Warren police say it stems from the investigation into injuries discovered on a newborn baby.
A family member said the baby has bleeding on the brain and a broken clavicle.
The mother called police Wednesday around 9:30 p.m. from a neighbor’s apartment in the 200 block of Willard Ave. SE.
“There is an emergency with my boyfriend and my newborn daughter. She has bruises and her eyes are swollen,” the child’s mother told a 911 dispatcher.
The baby’s mother told dispatchers she’d left the newborn with her boyfriend earlier in the day for about an hour to get groceries.
“I thought I could trust him with her,” she said.
When police got there, a witness said the mother and baby left to go the hospital.
Jacobs has been charged with domestic violence in the past.
“I understand the desperation of parents to have people watch their children while they run to the store or work, but kids’ welfare is always paramount, and the number one thing to be considered,” said Tim Schaffner, Trumbull County Children Services.
The child’s maternal grandmother shared pictures of the baby with us from when she was born. She says the child’s injuries include bleeding on the brain, a broken clavicle, and detached blood vessels from her eyes.
“We won’t know the long lasting effect of this this early in the trauma,” Schaffner said.
The baby remains in Akron Children’s Hospital in Akron. Her grandmother says she’ll soon be moved from the PICU to a private room.
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