Winchester man pleads guilty to injuring infant

Published 12:19 pm Wednesday, August 22, 2018

A Winchester man pleaded guilty to abuse charges Thursday for injuring his infant son a year ago.

Christopher Poole, 24, of 5 Wilson Lane, was arrested in August 2017 for first-degree criminal abuse after the child was found with a foot injury and evidence of previous injuries.

Thursday, Poole pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of second-criminal abuse and agreed to a four year sentence. Poole is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 20.

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In court records, Winchester Police became involved after social workers called officers to Clark Regional Medical Center. The child was being treated at the time for a foot injury but X-rays found previous injuries of a broken clavicle and rib, which had already healed.

Poole told police he did not know how the injuries occurred but said he grabbed the child by the ankle in a moment of anger because the child was pulling up the sheets on the bed.

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