Felony Child Abuse Arrest
From the Henderson County Sheriff's Office -
On Wednesday July 10, 2013 at approximately 2:30pm the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an unresponsive six month old infant at 141 Dorado Lane, Mountain Home, NC.
The infant was found to be in full cardiac arrest by first responders and Henderson County EMS.
The infant was transported to Pardee Hospital in Hendersonville.
After an evaluation by medical personnel the infant was immediately transferred to Mission Hospital in Asheville for further treatment.
After an in depth investigation by the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Unit, Justin Andrew Pate, W/M age 23, of Old White Street, Mountain Home, NC was arrested and charged with Felony Child Abuse – Inflicting Serious Injury.
The infant continues to receive advanced life support treatment at Mission Hospital and additional charges are possible.
Justin Andrew Pate is being held in the Henderson County Detention Facility under a $50,000.00 secured bond.
Pate’s first court appearance is scheduled for July 15, 2013.