Abused baby now recovering
Thomasville Police Department arrested a Chair City man after his infant son was found with numerous broken bones.
On Dec. 7, 2012, Brenner Children's Hospital contacted TPD when a 4-week-old baby boy was admitted for a broken arm, according to a press release. Additional X-rays revealed multiple fractures with different stages of healing, prompting an investigation.
"We got a call from Brenner saying they had a 4-week-old child up there with a fractured bone in his arm," Detective Jaime Foley said. "Whenever they did the X-rays they found numerous healing fractures. According to the doctors, these injuries were non-accidental. Since the child was only 4 weeks old and [the injuries] being at various stages of healing, we can't pinpoint when it started, but the child was so young. The injuries were across the body."
After discussing the case with the Davidson County District Attorney's Office, TPD arrested the baby's father, Noah Adam Turbeville, 24, of West Holly Hill Road, and charged him with felony child abuse inflicting serious physical injury. Turbeville was placed in the Davidson County Detention Center and issued a $20,000 secured bond.
"[Hospitals] are required by law to call law enforcement concerning any injuries that are non-accidental," said Foley. "The investigation is ongoing. We were waiting for all the results of the medical stuff to come back."
Detectives have not released a motive. The child now is with relatives and recovering. Foley said she could not comment on the child's mother but did say she lived at the home. Turbeville is scheduled to appear in Thomasville District Court on Feb. 13.
Anyone with information is asked to call TPD at 475-4260 or Crimes Stoppers of Thomasville at 476-8477.
Staff Writer Eliot Duke can be reached at 888-3578, or firstname.lastname@example.org.