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Father arrested for assaulting infant in Carter County, KY

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Shannon Waggoner Shannon Waggoner
BOYD COUNTY, KY -

A man is in jail for assaulting his infant child in Carter County, KY.

According to a news release issued by the Kentucky State Police, Shannon Waggoner, 32, of Grayson, KY, was arrested Wednesday, January 8, and is charged with assault in the first degree-domestic violence, as well as possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The infant, who is 2 months old, was initiallly taken to King's Daughters Medical Center on Sunday, January 5, for a head injury, and was later taken to Cabell Huntington Hospital.

When the Kentucky State Police conducted an investigation, they found that Waggoner had struck the infant in the head.

He is being held in the Boyd County Detention Center.