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A judge ordered Friday that a Lexington Park man be held in St. Mary’s jail in lieu of $75,000 bond on child abuse charges in court papers alleging he brought his 10-week-old daughter to a hospital this week, with broken ribs and a fractured leg.
Reynold Obrien Gibbs, 27, also was charged with first-degree assault in the court papers stating the baby had a fractured femur, along with the rib injuries, a bruise on her face and apparent trauma to her abdomen and neck.
“It was determined the injuries were resultant from blunt force beyond anything normally associated with the care and handling of an infant,” according to a statement of probable cause filed by St. Mary’s sheriff’s deputy Elizabeth Croyle. “The defendant [stated] the child’s injuries ... must have occurred when he put the child in her swing after a feeding. He stated he had ‘pushed down too hard’ when placing the child in the seat.”