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UPDATE: Father Charged After Ripping Scalp From Infant Son's Head
XENIA -- A man accused of ripping off part of an infant's scalp has been charged.
Kodi Weatherspoon was indicted on felonious assault and child endangering.
Police say the 34-year-old was in an argument with his wife when, in a fit of rage, he pulled his infant son's hair so hard a piece of his scalp came off.
The infant, only 3 1/2 weeks old at the time, was treated at the hospital.
We're told he's doing okay.
Weatherspoon is being held on a $20,000 bond.
XENIA -- An infant - not even a month old - undergoes surgery to get part of his scalp re-attached and police say it was all at the hands of his father. That baby is in good condition and is still recovering at the hospital.
"Yes, I need an ambulance out here, I have a hurt baby," said the 911 caller, who later identified himself as Kodi Weatherspoon.
That baby was just 3 1/2 weeks old at the time, and a police report states his hair was pulled so hard inside a Fairborn apartment a piece of his scalp came off.
The 911 Dispatcher asked, "What's the problem?"
You can hear the caller say "I'm so sorry."
The person in the background responded, "Not now, not now."
The police report states Weatherspoon also pulled his wife's hair, that she had a bloody cut above her eye and there was blood in the apartment, including in the crib.
"Me and my wife got into a little argument and the baby got hurt," said Weatherspoon to the 911 dispatcher.
You can hear cries in the background. It is difficult to tell who it is, but the report stated their 5 year old was home as well.
"It's usually pretty quiet ... not really a whole lot. Typical college apartment living area. Thursdays and weekends it gets a little louder," said neighbor Kyle Lange. He does not recall seeing anything out of the ordinary last Wednesday.
"Every now and again we see different cop cars sitting around the different apartments," said Lange.
But what police say happened at the apartments is something no one can comprehend.
"It's shocking, I don't really know what to think about it. Kind of wants to make you keep your eye out now."
We contacted Greene County Children Services. A rep says they could not comment on any history - if any - with Weatherspoon. He's being held on a more than $20,000 cash bond for each count of child endangering and felonious assault.
XENIA -- A man is facing felonious assault and child endangering charges after police say they found a chunk of his infant son's scalp lying on the kitchen floor during a domestic violence call.
Fairborn Police said the wife of Kodi Riko Raymon Weatherspoon, 34, told them the afternoon of June 5 that during an altercation Kodi grabbed her hair and must also have grabbed the 1-month-old infant's hair. Police said the baby had a 2-inch area of scalp missing. Officers said the scalp was lying on the kitchen floor with a large amount of blood around it.
Police also said Weatherspoon's wife was injured above the right eye, with an abrasion that had swollen significantly and a U-shaped cut underneath that.
Medics gathered the piece of scalp with ice packs to transport to the hospital for a possible skin graft.
The baby was listed in good condition Monday at Dayton Children's Medical Center. A second small child in the home was reportedly uninjured.
Police said Weatherspoon repeatedly told them he was sorry and that he had admitted to striking his wife.
Weatherspoon was arrested and faces aggravated felonious assault and endangering children (aggravated assault) charges.
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