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Pasco man accused of breaking baby's leg

NEW PORT RICHEY — A 24-year-old man is accused of breaking a 2-month-old baby's leg while shopping at a Dollar General store.

The incident happened Nov. 13, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. Scott A. Morgan, 5824 Portal Road in New Port Richey, was arrested Monday and charged with aggravated child abuse. The report says Morgan was driving with the infant, a toddler and another adult from Citrus County. The witness later told authorities Morgan was "aggravated" that day.

Pasco County Sheriff's Office spokesman Kevin Doll said the case was originally investigated by Citrus County, but no charges were brought. Pasco got the case April 8, Doll said.

The arrest report states the baby was observed by the witness as being fine before going inside the Dollar General — and screaming when coming outside. Morgan blamed the infant's screaming on a toddler who was also there, the report states. The witness "insisted on taking the victim to the hospital, but the defendant initially said no," the report states. Morgan did not want the Department of Children and Families involved, the witness told authorities.

The baby was eventually taken to a hospital where doctors diagnosed a fractured leg and old rib fractures from a previous injury, investigators said.

Morgan is being held at the Pasco jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.

Pasco man accused of breaking baby's leg 05/17/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 8:48pm]
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