Crestwood man accused of physically abusing 1-year-old boy
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Crestwood, Kentucky, man was arrested Friday afternoon, more than a year after police say he caused injuries to a 1-year-old boy.
According to online court documents, an Oldham County grand jury indicted 26-year-old Brandon Flournoy on a charge of first-degree criminal abuse of a child last week. He was arrested by the Oldham County Sheriff's Office and booked into the Oldham County Detention Center Friday morning.
Major Neil Johnson of the Oldham County Police Department says the allegations date back to April 4, 2017, when authorities were dispatched to an apartment building on Cross Keys Boulevard, off Highway 146, in Crestwood. Major Johnson said a 1-year-old boy had suffered extensive injuries, including cuts and bruises on his forehead, temple, face, chest, leg, abdomen and arm.
The child was hospitalized as a result of his injuries.
Johnson said Flournoy -- the boyfriend of the child's mother -- was asked about the injuries. He allegedly told officers that he had gone out to check the mail, and was carrying the boy on his hip, when the child slipped out of his hands -- and when he tried to break the child's fall, he ended up landing on top of the child.
But later that month, Major Johnson says the Oldham County Police Department was contacted by Child Protective Services, which determined that the child's injuries were not consistent with Flournoy's explanation.
The grand jury's indictment came on July 13. Flournoy was arrested on July 27. He is currently being held in the Oldham County Detention Center.
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