Baby in Critical Condition, Man Arrested After Alleged Assault
WAITE PARK -- A man has been arrested for allegedly assaulting an infant. Waite Park Police Chief Dave Bentrud says officers responded to a medical emergency in the 1200 block of 7th Street South at about 10:15 p.m. Wednesday.
Officers found a six-month-old child unconscious and having difficulty breathing. The baby was taken to St. Cloud Hospital and later to HCMC in Minneapolis.
Bentrud says a follow-up investigation determined the child was suffering from non-accidental brain trauma and remains in critical condition.
Twenty-one-year-old Cody Anderson has been arrested and is facing possible charges of Assault in the First Degree.