Meigs Man Indicted For Injuries To Infant

By
Susan Tebben - Athens Messenger staff reporter


Updated Tue, Aug 5, 2014 4:17 am
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Photo courtesy of the Meigs County Sheriff's Office
Thaddeus Bumgardner

A Middleport man has been indicted on charges related to injuries sustained by his infant son.

Thaddeus Bumgardner, 32, of Noble Summit Road, was indicted in Meigs County Common Pleas Court in late July on one count of felonious assault and two counts of endangering children. The assault charge and one of the endangering children charges are second-degree felonies. The other endangering charge is a third-degree felony.

Bumgardner was arrested in June after an investigation by the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office. He was initially charged with felonious assault in connection with serious injuries sustained by his 5-month-old son, according to previous Messenger reporting.

The child was flown to Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia, “due to severe bruising and injuries consistent with abuse,” a news release from the sheriff’s office stated.

In a previous Messenger story, Wood declined to elaborate on the extent of the injuries the child had sustained, and could not be reached Monday for an update on the child’s condition.

A search was conducted on Bumgardner’s home after the child was taken to the hospital.

“No one in the house reported the injuries,” Wood said.

No other individuals were named in the news release in connection with the case.

Bumgardner was arraigned on the charges and a $500,000 surety bond was set with 10 percent allowed. He posted bond on July 25 and was released.

Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney Colleen Williams could not be reached for comment Monday afternoon.

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