December 21, 2015: Arrest for Child Abuse

On December 20, 2015 Metro 911 dispatched medics with the Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority and Deputy Sheriffs from the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office to Antelope Lane in Cross Lanes, WV.  A 911 call was placed indicating a four month old baby had stopped breathing.  The baby was taken by ambulance to Charleston Area Medical Center’s Women and Children’s Hospital for treatment.


During treatment it was learned the baby was suffering from bleeding in the brain and had a broken clavicle.  The baby also had bruising around its ribs.


On December 21, 2015 the child’s father, Joshua Steven Albany (24 years old of Cross Lanes, WV), was interviewed about the matter.  Detectives have since charged him with child abuse resulting in injury, a felony. 


He will be arraigned soon (time now is 9:46 a.m., December 21, 2015).  As is always the case in criminal matters, the charge against Mr. Albany is merely an accusation.  He is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.


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