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Coldwater man arrested for child abuse

Posted: 9:12 AM, Apr 22, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-22 16:26:07-04

COLDWATER, Mich. — A Coldwater man was arrested Friday on charges of child abuse.

Jeffery Ledford, 20, was arrested on one count of first-degree child abuse and two counts of second-degree child abuse according to the Coldwater Public Safety Department.

Officials say that they began investigating Ledford on March 26 when his five-week-old child was brought to the emergency department of Promedica Coldwater Regional Hospital with an unexplained head injury. The baby was flown to Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo and treating in Pediatric Intensive Care.

Officials say that the child has been treated and discharged from the hospital.

Ledford faces up to life in prison if convicted.