Dec 26, 2014 2:39 PM by News Staff
A Cottonwood man was arrested Friday on a felony child abuse charge for allegedly causing facial injuries that led to his 4-month-old child being hospitalized.
Shasta County Sheriff's deputies were called to a mobile home in the 2300 block of Lone Tree Road around 6 a.m. Friday. A 4-month-old child was found at the scene with visible facial injuries and deputies learned the child's father, Michael Patrick Kimbler, 30, had fled the scene.
Deputies conducted an investigation and learned that the child's injuries were sustained when Kimbler had been left alone with the child.
Deputies searched the area for Kimbler and found him hiding in the bathroom of a nearby mobile home. He was arrested for felony child abuse and is being held at the Shasta County Jail on $50,000 bail.
The child's condition is currently unknown.