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Child Abuse Charges
Haywood County deputies have arrested a man accused of shaking and seriously injuring his three-month-old baby.
Ricky Eli Wright, 19, of Jonathan Creek was arrested Friday, September 13, and charged with felony child abuse. He is accused of intentionally abusing the child, causing the child serious physical injury. The warrant states the baby sustained head injuries as a result of the assault.
Haywood County detectives were contacted late Thursday night by a social worker at Mission Hospital after the baby was brought in with injuries that were suspected to have been the result of abuse.
A criminal investigation ensued, and a warrant was drawn Friday for Wright. Wright met deputies by a roadside to be placed under arrest, and was taken to jail and processed without incident, according to Sheriffs Office reports.
Wright was jailed in lieu of $60,000 secured bond. His court date is slated for September 25.