Crime & Courts

Lincoln County man charged with abusing baby

A Lincoln County man has been accused of abusing his 3-month-old child, according to the sheriff’s office.

Deputies said David Lawrence Simmons Jr., 24, of Denver, was arrested late last week and charged with felony child abuse with physical injury.

Investigators said authorities at Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center contacted the sheriff’s office last Wednesday and reported that a mother and father had brought a 3-month-old child to the hospital with a broken femur. A detective with the sheriff’s office investigated the case and brought charges against Simmons.

Simmons is free on $5,000 bond. He has a court date scheduled for Oct. 2.