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Father arrested for allegedly breaking infant's leg

Published On: Dec 20 2012 10:23:46 PM CST
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BUNCOMBE COUNTY -

An Arden father is facing a felony child abuse charge after police say he fractured his 3-month-old child's leg.
    
The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that 35-year-old Trevor Warren Ridge was charged by the Buncombe County sheriff's office Wednesday with intentional child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury.
    
A warrant says Ridge assaulted the baby on Dec. 14 causing a "spiral femur fracture." Investigators said a doctor who examined the child determined the fracture was caused after the leg was twisted.
    
Ridge is being held at the Buncombe County Detention Facility under a $10,000 bond. It isn't known whether Ridge has an attorney.