Crime & Courts

Infant has broken leg, father charged with abuse

A father in Lincoln County was arrested after his three-month-old child was taken to the hospital with a broken femur.

David Lawrence Simmons Jr was arrested and charged with felony child abuse with physical injury.

On September 17, police say Simmons and the mother of the infant took the child to Huntersville Presbyterian Hospital.

The hospital then reported the child's injury to authorities who began investigating the case.

Simmons was later arrested on the child abuse charge. He was processed in the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Detention Center and released on a $5,000 bond.