Suspect Shook His Infant Child Several Times Causing Injury
Complaint#: 50-15-2919 Date/Time: Tuesday, February 3, 2015 1635 Hours
Location: 600 block of Ross Street, Dover, DE
On Tuesday February 3, 2015 1635 hours Detectives of the City of Dover Police Department Criminal Investigation Unit responded to Bay Health Hospital located at 640 S. State Street in Dover, Delaware for a child abuse investigation. Detectives quickly realized the suspect Brendon P. Smith (26) shook his two month old infant son causing injury. Smith admitted to becoming frustrated because the infant would not stop crying, so he shook his child several times over the course of a two month period, causing severe head injury to the child. The two month old infant had multiple hemorrhaging to the brain and was immediately flown by helicopter to A. I. DuPont Children’s Hospital for treatment. The infant child is listed in stable condition at this time pending further testing. Defendant Brendon P. Smith was arrested on numerous charges and then arraigned at JP#7. Defendant Smith was committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in default of $305,000.00 bail.
Officer releasing this information:
Lt. David E. Spicer
Criminal Investigation Unit Commander