LIMA — A Delphos man that police say inflicted life-threatening injuries on his infant child appeared in Lima Municipal Court on Wednesday and waived his right to a preliminary hearing.
His case was bound over to Allen County Common Pleas Court.
Anthony J. Denoyer, 18, is charged with felonious assault, a second-degree felony, and is being held in the Allen County Jail on $300,000 bond.
Delphos police say Denoyer has admitted he caused the life-threatening injuries suffered by his 2-month-old child late last month.
According to a press release issued by Delphos Police Chief Mark Slate, his department was contacted Oct. 29 by officials at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center requesting that detectives respond to the emergency room at the hospital in reference to an injured child.
Upon their arrival at the hospital, detectives learned the child was being transported via LifeFlight helicopter to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus with what were termed as life-threatening injuries.
According to the police chief, detectives spoke with the child’s mother and grandparents at the hospital and learned the injuries likely happened Monday while the child was in the care of his biological father, who is now incarcerated in the Allen County jail on an unrelated charge.
Slate said detectives from the Delphos Police Department and the Allen County Sheriffs Office interviewed the father at the jail. The chief said he admitted causing the injuries to the child at their residence.