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Felony Child Abuse Arrest

A Haywood County man has been charged after an infant in his care is seriously injured.

Haywood County deputies arrested 19 year old Ricky Eli Wright on Friday, September 13th, 2013, and charged him with felony child abuse.

Wright is accused of intentionally abusing his three month old baby, causing the child serious physical injury.

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.

Mr. Wright was jailed in lieu of $60,000 secured bond. 

His court date is slated for September 25.


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