Greenwood man faces child abuse charges
Friday, May 10, 2013 10:14 AM
One man was arrested Thursday night after Greenwood County deputies investigated a report of child abuse involving an 18-month-old infant.
Ricky Lecroy, 24, 2220 Montague Ave. Extension, Greenwood, was charged with unlawful neglect by legal custodian in connection with the incident.
The boy's mother reported the alleged abuse to authorities April 25. According to a Greenwood County incident report:
The mother went to work the night of April 24 and left the suspect at the residence to babysit the victim while she was at work. When the woman returned home the following morning, she found swelling on the baby's head. The suspect told the mother the child had fallen while in the bathtub, but investigators noted that the victim's injuries did not appear to be consistent with a bathtub fall.
Officers responded to the home in April, but were unable to locate the suspect, who left the residence before he could be apprehended.