Child Abuse Investigation
19-year-old Robert Patterson had his first court appearance Monday morning in Hendersonville.
According to warrants, Patterson intentionally assaulted his 3 month old son resulting in the infant having a fractured skull and other injuries.
We have no word on the child's condition, although authorities say the injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
Patterson is charged with intentional child abuse with serious physical injury, a class D felony.
Patterson's next court appearance is set for February 11th.
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