FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. (KTHV) - Arkansas police have arrested a man after he hospitalized his 2-month-old daughter because he couldn't get her to stop crying, according to a probable cause affidavit.
According to CBS affiliate KFSM, 27-year-old Shawn Tabor was arrested Friday, July 7 and charged with first degree and second degree domestic battery.
In the affidavit, Tabor said he was watching his daughter on July 1 when he became upset that she wouldn't stop crying. He then told police that he threw the child six to 10 feet onto a couch. He wasn't sure if his daughter hit the couch's wood frame because he "left the room before she landed."
After returning to the room, Tabor proceeded to strap the girl into a child's seat. He said that she continued to cry, so he jerked her out of the seat and "swung her over another part of the couch."
It wasn't until the 4th of July that the 2-month-old was taken to the Mercy Medical Center in Rogers by her mother. The mother claimed she didn't notice swelling on the child's head until arriving at the hospital.
The child is currently suffering from a skull fracture and bleeding in her brain after the incident. Her condition is unknown at this time.
A doctor who examined the 2-month-old noted a "history of child abuse" due to several healing fractures in the child's legs.
Tabor is being held at the Benton County Jail on $50,000 bond. A hearing has been set for August 14 at the Benton County Circuit Court.
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