A man who caused an infant’s head injury during a domestic violence incident pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson.
Chadwick Andre Young, 34, of Tulsa, admitted to child abuse in Indian Country. Sentencing is set for November 10, 2021.
On Aug. 3, 2019, Young’s girlfriend and four children walked to a nearby grocery store. Young was angry at the woman for leaving the apartment and met her as she returned. He approached her, while she was holding an infant, and began punching the woman. She fell to the ground and dropped the child as a result of the assault. The infant’s head struck the pavement, and he was rushed to an emergency room via ambulance. The infant suffered a depressed skull fracture, requiring surgery. The doctor determined the injury was from blunt force trauma. The infant has since recovered.
The child is a citizen of the Muscogee Nation, and the crime occurred within the Muscogee Nation reservation.
The FBI and Tulsa Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Reagan V. Reininger is prosecuting the case.
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