Father charged with child abuse after domestic incident

Charles Reed (Photo courtesy of the Newport News Police Department)
Charles Reed (Photo courtesy of the Newport News Police Department)

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – A Newport News father is charged with child abuse after a domestic incident involving his infant son.

Holly McPherson with the Newport News Police Department said officers were called to the first block of Colony Square Court around 2:40 a.m. Wednesday to investigate a domestic assault involving an infant.

The victim told police she was in an argument with 30-year-old Charles Reed. When Reed became increasingly angry, the victim said she put their two-month-old baby in a car seat and placed the car seat in a bassinet.

Police said Reed grabbed the bassinet, which flipped over, causing the child to fall onto the floor.

According to the victim, Reed continued to yell and made threats toward her. She said she then left the residence with the baby.

Medics determined the infant was not injured.

Reed was arrested and charged with assault, assault on a family member (3rd or subsequent offense), and child abuse.

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