Police: Man arrested after infant found with serious injuries


Wichita police arrested a 20-year-old man on suspicion of four counts of aggravated battery, child abuse and attempted first-degree murder.

At approximately 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday, police said they responded to a possible child abuse call at Wesley Hospital, 550 N. Hillside.  When they arrived, officers contacted a 20-year-old mother and a two-month-old boy. The boy had serious injuries to his face and leg.

The mother reported that she left the boy in the care of his father, Thomas Harper.  The boy was asleep when the mother left and upon her returning the boy had sustained multiple injuries. 

Police said they located Harper at his home. He was taken into custody. 

The investigation is ongoing, and the case will be presented to the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office.

The boy was admitted to the hospital.

On Thursday, police said the boy had been treated and released.

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