Loogootee Man Behind Bars for Abusing Nine Month-Old

By Kyle Inskeep

Published 08/02 2014 09:29PM

Updated 08/03 2014 05:30PM

A Loogootee man is now behind bars for suspected abuse of a nine month-old child.

24-year-old Arvel Griffey was arrested late Friday evening.
Health officials at Memorial Hospital in Jasper told police  that the child sustained an injury to his genitalia that consisted of bleeding and swelling.
An investigation by child protective services revealed that griffey battered the child while in a car driving to the Dubois County Community Corrections Center.
He faces the charge of battery resulting in serious bodily injury to a person under the age of 14.
Griffey is being held without bond.

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