- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 4, 2015

DOVER, Del. (AP) - A Dover man has been arrested after police say he shook his baby son, causing a severe head injury.

Lt. David Spicer of the Dover Police Department said Wednesday that 26-year-old Brendon Smith is charged with three counts of first-degree child abuse and one count endangering the welfare of a child. It’s unclear whether Smith has an attorney.

Spicer says detectives arrested Smith after his 2-month-old son was taken to a Dover hospital with severe head injuries on Tuesday.

Spicer says the infant had bleeding in his brain and was flown to a Wilmington hospital in very serious condition.

Spicer says Smith told detectives he shook his son several times in the last two months because the baby wouldn’t stop crying. It’s unclear whether other children were in the home.



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