Oelwein man arrested and charged for dropping and punching an infant

A man faces charges after court documents show he admitted to dropping a two-month-old on a futon and punched the baby in the head.
Published: Mar. 9, 2021 at 9:55 AM CST
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FAYETTE COUNTY, Iowa (KCRG) - An Oelwein man was arrested on March 4 after officials say he dropped an infant and punched him causing serious injuries.

In a criminal complaint, officials said the child had skull and rib fractures, retinal hemorrhages and multiple bruises.

Officials said 26-year-old Jacob Wesley Smith admitted that on the evening of January 31 and the morning of February 1, he dropped the infant on a futon and punched him in the head with a closed fist.

Smith faces charges of willful injury with serious injuries.

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