Crime & Courts

Rowan County authorities search for father of abused child

Rowan County sheriff’s investigators are searching for a 23-year-old man charged with abusing his 2-year-old.

Dustin Aaron Wilson could be in the Swannanoa area of western North Carolina, authorities said late Friday.

The child’s injuries are consistent with a physical assault, investigators said. Warrants charge Wilson with felony child abuse.

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office and Rowan County Department of Social Services began investigating the possible child abuse after Rowan Regional Medical Center reported the case in late October.

The assault happened in the Kannapolis area, investigators said.

Anyone who knows Wilson’s whereabouts is asked to call Lt. C. Moose at 704- 216-8687 or Detective Sara Benfield at 704-216-8739.