Dubois Man Arrested for Battering his 2-Month-Old Child

An investigation into numerous severe injuries to a 2-month-old child ended today with the arrest of a Dubois, Indiana man.

Indiana State Police say back on August 29, Detective Brock Werne received a complaint from Memorial Hospital in Jasper, regarding a 2-month-old child being brought in with multiple injuries.  Medical staff informed Werne and Detective Sergeant Juli Schnell that the child had suffered a broken collarbone and arm, both on the right side, and a bruised right ear.

Werne and Schnell learned that days prior to the 29th, the child’s father, 24-year-old Trent Grider of Dubois, had pulled the child out of a car seat by the right arm.  Police say the action was with enough force to cause the child’s right arm and collarbone to break.

Yesterday, September 21st, an arrest warrant was issue by the Dubois County Circuit Court for Grider. This morning, Werne and Master Trooper Brian LaRoche placed Grider under arrest this morning at his place of employment in Saint Anthony.

Grider was taken to and booked into the Dubois County Security Center in Jasper. He is facing a Level 3 Felony count of Neglect of a Dependent Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, a Level 5 Felony count of Neglect of a Dependent Resulting in Bodily Injury, a Level 3 Felony count of Battery Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury to a Person Less Than 14 Years Old, and a Level 5 Felony count of Battery Resulting in Bodily Injury to a Person Less Than 14 Years Old.

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