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Police: Dover Man Shook Baby Son, Caused Severe Head Injury

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DOVER, Del. (AP/WBOC)– Police have arrested and charged a Dover man with child abuse following accusations that he shook his infant son, causing a severe head injury.

Lt. David Spicer of the Dover Police Department said Wednesday that Brendon P. Smith, 26, is charged with three counts of first-degree child abuse and one count endangering the welfare of a child.

Spicer said detectives arrested Smith after his 2-month-old son was taken to Bayhealth Medical Center with severe head injuries on Tuesday.

Spicer said the infant had bleeding in his brain and was then flown to A.I. DuPont Children's Hospital in Wilmington in very serious condition.

Spicer said Smith told detectives he shook his son several times in the last two months because the baby would not stop crying. It is unclear whether other children were in the home.

Police say Smith was committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $305,000 bail.

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