The parents were arrested following a custody hearing, which took place after the boy was taken to the hospital, Smith said. A judge did not grant McCloud and Richmond temporary custody.
The Division of Family and Children Services was called, “and immediately the child was taken out of their care, Smith said. “When that hearing was done, we took the mother into custody and shortly after that the father was taken into custody.”
Smith said Richmond took the baby to the hospital and said he wouldn’t stop crying.
“Not only was it internal physical injuries; there were visible outward injuries,” he said. Pictures of the injuries were too graphic to be released to the public.
The child is still in excruciating pain, Smith said, and doctors are using a lot of “hands-on” care to stabilize his condition.