Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Man accused of biting daughter
Justin Paige Shoemake has been charged with felony child abuse, misdemeanor child abuse and assault on a child under 12 after choking and biting his infant daughter.
He is being held in the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $200,000 bond.
The Caldwell County Sheriff's Office found bite marks on the three-month-old's ear, nose and lip. Authorities got alerted by someone after seeing Shoemake choke the infant.
"Numerous serious injuries resulting from extensive physical abuse," the sheriff's office said in a news release.
Caldwell Sheriff Alan Jones said, "We will not tolerate the abuse of children in this county". The infant is now at a local hospital and in the custody of the department of social services.