Keith Jones

Enon police make arrest in case involving 2-month-old’s bone injury

A man was arrested this week in connection with an incident involving a baby with serious injuries.

Keith Jones, 20, of London, was arrested by Enon police after the department investigated the baby’s injuries for a few months, according to the Enon Police Department.

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The inquiry started when police were contacted by medical officials at Dayton Children’s Medical Center, Enon Police Lt. Mike Holler said.

“Examination revealed that the child had serious injuries and a collarbone injury,” Holler said. “Jones, at the time, was the boyfriend of the child’s mother and was babysitting the child.”

The case was presented to a Clark County grand jury, which indicted Jones on two counts of child endangerment. He was arrested by Enon Police in London on Tuesday without incident, police said.

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“Enon Police Department and the Clark County Child Advocacy Center worked jointly in this investigation and were assisted by the Ohio BCI&I,” according to a police news release on the arrest.

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A next court date for Jones has not been set.

It is not uncommon for babies and children to suffer injuries at the hands of people who are supposed to protect them, according to data from Clark County Family and Children Services. About 97 percent of offenders are known to the child, according to the department’s data, and many are parents, stepparents or the parent’s boyfriend or girlfriend.

Last year, 3,924 reports of child abuse were submitted to the agency, according to the data.

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