Chesterfield father jailed for allegedly shaking 5-week-old son

Posted at 3:27 PM, Jan 29, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-30 00:53:40-05

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) -- A Chesterfield father has been arrested for allegedly shaking and injuring his 5-week-old son earlier this month.

Police said 26-year-old Brandon J. McEnhimer was with his son at his home in the 7700 block of Breaker Point Court when the incident happened on Wednesday, Jan. 15.

CBS 6's Chelsea Rarrick went to McEnhimer's home Wednesday evening. A woman answered the door who said she was the 26-year-old's son. She would not comment on the arrest.

However, Chris Mckenzie said he lives just a few doors down from McEnhimer. He said he would see him at the bus stop regularly with two children, but did not know if they were his children.

"It's just sad. It really is," said McKenzie.

Lt. David Shand with Chesterfield Police said McEnhimer told police his version of what happened, but the story did not add up given the extent of the baby's injuries.

"He told us he stumbled while going down the steps initally, and that he fell," said Lt. Shand.
The child was taken to VCU Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. At last check, the child was in stable condition.

McEnhimer was arrested on Jan. 23 and charged with aggravated malicious wounding and two counts of felony child abuse.

McEnhimer is being held without bond at Riverside Regional Jail.

Stay with and watch CBS 6 News for updates on this developing story.