According to officials with the Mingo County, WV State Police detachment, 23-year-old Christopher New was arrested today after his 8-week-old daughter was transported to Women and Children’s hospital in Charleston, WV yesterday. 

Troopers say the infant sustained critical injuries after her father,New, allegedly shook the baby profusely.

New is currently being held at West Virginia Southern Regional Jail without incident, and charged with child abuse resulting in serious injury. 

The current condition of the baby is not being released.