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Oregon Man Arrested for Assaulting InfantSalem-News.com
The suspect, Kevin Jarnagin, is being held on $305,000 bail.
(NEWBERG, Ore.) - A Newberg man has been arrested for assault and mistreatment following the investigation into an incident critically injuring a seven-month old infant.
23-year old Kevin James Jarnagin called the Newberg-Dundee 9-1-1 Center shortly after 930 a.m. Tuesday, July 7th 2009, reporting that an infant girl was not breathing and unresponsive.
The child was taken to a local hospital by ambulance and shortly after to OHSU-Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. It was discovered the child was suffering from a skull fracture and internal abdominal injuries. The child remains in critical condition.
Sergeant Tim Weaver with Newberg-Dundee Police, says several officers assisted Newberg Fire Department paramedics in the initial care of the child, and the case was immediately referred to the police department's investigators.
Jarnagin was arrested Wednesday evening, charged with two counts of first-degree Assault, and one count of first-degree Criminal Mistreatment. He is being held on $305,000 bail at the Yamhill County Corrections Facility, McMinnville.
Weaver says the case has been referred to the Yamhill County District Attorney's Office for prosecution. Mr. Jarnagin will be arraigned today at 1:20 p.m., in Yamhill County Circuit court. The investigation is continuing.
First-degree Assault is a Class A Felony and a Measure 11 crime. First-degree Criminal Mistreatment is a Class C Felony.
Newberg-Dundee Police Detectives were assisted by the Newberg Fire Department, the Portland Police Bureau, the OHSU Staff, and Gresham Police Department.
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