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North Carolina couple charged with felonies for injuring infant son

Posted at 1:16 PM, Jul 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-19 13:33:41-04

MOYOCK, N.C. – Two parents have been indicted on felony child abuse and neglect after police report they harmed their 2-month-old son.

According to court documents, the infant was injured between February 4 and March 22 of this year. Records indicate he was hospitalized for numerous rib fractures, fluid surrounding his lungs and difficulty breathing.

Other injuries listed in the indictment include leg fractures, traumatic spine injuries, eye injuries and cuts to his head, neck, chest, back, and stomach. The child was also covered in bruises, according to documents.

The parents, 21-year-old William Hammonds and 22-year-old Kelly Hammonds, have been charged. The police originally charged the pair in April, but the grand jury superseded those charges on July 9, causing the couple to be arrested again.

Kelly Hammonds is charged with felony child abuse, felony child neglect causing serious bodily injury, felony child neglect, and felony assault.

William Hammonds is charged with felony child assault felony child neglect causing serious bodily injury.

The parents were each given a $150,000 bond on July 11, after being arrested.

They bonded out of jail on July 12.

WTKR is working to learn more details from the Currituck County Sheriff’s Office. Stay with us online for updates.