Grapeland police arrest couple after baby thrown

Source: Houston County Jail
Source: Houston County Jail

GRAPELAND, TX (KTRE) - Grapeland police have arrested a couple after a two-month-old child had been thrown from the bed and injured.

Ryan Keith Minchew, 30, and Kelly Jean Knight, 26, are each charged with first-degree injury to a child.

According to an arrest affidavit, an officer was dispatched to the 200 block of East Plum Street to investigate the well-being of a two-month-old child.

According to the affidavit, the parents were requested to take the baby to the hospital after a report of the child falling and acting lethargic. During the investigation, police determined Minchew had thrown the baby from the bed to the floor,

The affidavit states Minchew and Knight did not seek medical treatment for the baby.

Child Protective Services spokeswoman Shari Pulliam said they had taken custody of the child and placed him with a relative. He is doing "well," she said.

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