A Taylorsville man is accused of abusing a 2-month-old infant, causing bleeding in the child's brain and retinas along with other injuries.
In charges filed Tuesday, police wrote that the 27-year-old man claimed to have come in from mowing the lawn Aug. 11 to find the baby screaming. He said he placed the baby on a countertop and said he looked gray, his eyes were rolled into his head and he was struggling to breathe, police wrote.
An ambulance took the baby to Primary Children's Medical Center, where a doctor reported that a CT scan and MRI showed a subdural hemorrhage. The infant, identified only as "T.O.," also suffered "diffuse, multi-layer, vision-threatening retinal hemorrhages," police wrote. The baby also had bruises on his cheek and arm, police wrote.