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Father accused of neglect after infant needs brain surgery

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A father is facing battery and neglect charges after his 2-month-old baby was shaken to the point of a brain bleed, according to police and doctors. Doctors told police the infant’s injuries were not accidental.

According to the affidavit for probable cause, on Feb. 21, the father, Larry E. Noland, called emergency responders and said his child had stopped breathing and went limp.

Tests performed at the hospital showed the infant had a brain bleed. Days later, a doctor called police and said the child was “shaken very hard.”

The doctor also told police that the child also had bruising on his back and buttocks, appearing to be 24 to 48 hours old. The child also had previously broken ribs on his left side that were weeks old. The doctor said the injuries were abusive and not accidental.

On Feb. 24, the infant had emergency surgery to relieve fluid on the brain as a result of the injuries.

On Monday, a warrant was issued for Noland’s arrest. As of Monday afternoon, he was in custody at the Allen County Jail.

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