ORANGE COUNTY - An Orange County man is charged with felony injury of a child after he police say he intentionally shook and dropped his 2-month-old old son on the floor.
An arrest warrant was issued November 23 for Jeffery Allen Sanchez, 28, of Orange County. According to a probably cause affidavit obtained by 12News, Sanchez told investigators that he became angry when his son would not stop crying while Sanchez was trying to take a nap.
After seeing that the child was unconscious from the injuries, Sanchez panicked and called the mother of the child and told her "something was wrong."
The infant was taken by Acadian Ambulance to Baptist Hospital in Orange . He was then transported by helicopter to Memorial Herman Children's Hospital in Houston.
The Texas Department of Family Protective Services says the infant is stable and remains in the hospital. They say they are not yet sure on the long-term effects of the injury.
Sanchez initially told medical staff, as well as law enforcement, that the child "accidentally fell." After results of the medical test were completed, the doctors informed officials and Sanchez that they believed the injuries were cause by both blunt force trauma and violent shaking, otherwise known as Shaken Baby Syndrome.
Sanchez is currently being held in Orange County Jail on a $250,000 bond.
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