Father faces assault charges

Published 10:02 am Friday, August 3, 2012

6-month-old baby hospitalized


SOUTH POINT — A South Point man will be arraigned in Lawrence County Municipal Court today after allegedly shaking his six- month- old baby girl.

Jerry Shrode, 28, of 89 Township Road 1013, is charged with second-degree felonious assault. The criminal affidavit filed against him states Shrode did “cause serious physical harm to (the child) by shaking her and throwing her onto a couch where her head hit wood.”

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The child, who was rendered unconscious, was taken to Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, W.Va. Lawrence County Sheriff Jeff Lawless said doctors have told him the child will likely recover.

The incident occurred July 29. Shrode was arrested Thursday evening at the residence she shares with the child and her mother.