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Dade City man held in abuse of 1-month-old baby


man charged after baby's skull Fractured

William B. Davenport, 29, of Dade City was arrested Wednesday on a charge of aggravated child abuse. Authorities say Davenport caused several injuries to a 1-month-old baby: several skull fractures, intracranial hemorrhaging, a fractured left clavicle, three fractured ribs, a fractured pelvis and internal injuries. The baby has been hospitalized and is in serious condition, said Kevin Doll, spokesman for the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. Davenport's arrest report says he told detectives that he threw the baby on a bed — but the baby bounced off and onto the floor. He also said he dropped the baby onto the kitchen floor and admitted to grabbing the baby aggressively. Authorities withheld the child's identity and relationship to Davenport due to the nature of the allegations. Davenport is being held in the county jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.


Rotary program to welcome Turks

On Friday, the City Commissioners of Dade City will host a small group of young professionals from Turkey, who are touring the United States as part of a Rotary International program. This event will be held in the commission chambers at 14150 Fifth St. from 8 to 9 a.m. and will be open to the public.

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Dade City man held in abuse of 1-month-old baby 04/22/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 22, 2009 9:14pm]
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