DA: Child’s arm broken, bites on body

January 11, 2014

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A 27-year-old Hood County man is under arrest and accused of assaulting his 9-month-old son, who was admitted to Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth early Wednesday morning with a broken arm and multiple bite wounds, according to District Attorney Rob Christian.

Charles Michael Simms, of the 2400 block of Williamson Road off of Glen Rose Highway south of Granbury, was taken into custody by members of the Hood County Crimes Against Children Task Force shortly after 8 a.m. at the Fort Worth hospital before being transported to the Hood County Jail, Christian said.

Children’s Protective Services placed the child with a family member, Christian said.

Simms is charged with a first-degree felony count of injury to a child-serious bodily injury/family violence, Christian said. Simms remained in the Hood County Jail on a $250,000 bond as of press time.

The bite marks “appeared to be human and were in multiple locations,” Christian said, adding that Child Protective Services also responded to the hospital.

“Starting at about 2:30 in the morning, investigators started to simultaneously work two different crime scenes,” Christian said. “DA Investigator (Robert) Young responded to LGMC (Lake Granbury Medical Center) and later to Cook’s to be with the child and the parents. Hood County Sheriff’s Office Investigator (Ashley) Rasberry responded to the residence on Williamson Road to process evidence, interview witnesses and collect information. At about 8 a.m., Young and Rasberry had enough information and evidence to arrest Charles Simms for assaulting his 9-month old son.”

The boy had been treated at LGMC before being transported to Cook’s, where he was treated and eventually released.

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