2.25.15 Child Abuse Investigation / Arrest

26 February 2015 by Todd Umstead

          On February25, 2015 at approx. 1:23 PM, officers from the Lancaster City Bureau of Police were dispatched, along with medical personnel, to 102 Locust Street Apt. 3 for an injured child. Officers and EMS arrived on the scene and found a 7 month old child, suffering from an apparent arm injury. The child was transported to Lancaster General Hospital, where it was determined that the child sustained a fractured arm. Detectives from the Lancaster City Bureau of Police were notified and got involved in the investigation. Through the course of the investigation, the investigators were able to determine that the child’s father had been with the child at the time of the incident and had caused the injury to the child’s arm, resulting in the fracture. The father of the child has been identified as:               

                     Jeffrey Allen BAILEY, 22

                     102 Locust Street Apt. 3, Lancaster, PA      

Bailey Jeffrey          

          As a result of the investigation, the father, Jeffrey BAILEY, has been charged with one count of Aggravated Assault (F-2) and one count of Endangering the Welfare of Children (M-1) by Det. Heather Halstead before Magisterial District Judge Kelly Ballentine. BAILEY was being processed at the Lancaster City Police station and will be held for arraignment at Central Booking.        

     ****The Bureau of Police is respectfully requesting that the media limit what is published to that which is on this news release and should the media become aware of any additional information, particularly the names of any witnesses or Lancaster residents in this case, it is requested that they refrain from publishing that information so as not to jeopardize the safety of anyone nor this ongoing investigation.**

As always, all persons accused of crimes are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.