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CPD: Parent charged with criminal abuse

By Officer Adam Cravens, PIO
Columbia Police Department

The Columbia Police Department have made an arrest after initiating a child abuse complaint on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, regarding a four week old infant.

The investigation began when officers responded to TJ Health Columbia, where the baby was brought in with serious injury. The baby was flown to Norton's Children's Hospital in Louisville, where it was found to have multiple broken bones including a fractured skull.


The infant's father, Steven Powell, 19, of Columbia, was placed in custody on February 8, 2024. Powell has been charged with criminal abuse 1st degree child under 12; a class B felony. The investigation is ongoing with more charges and arrests possible.

Detective Evan Burton is the investigating Officer. He was assisted by multiple Officers with The Columbia Police Department, hospital staff from TJ Health and Norton's and DCBS.


This story was posted on 2024-02-09 09:46:35
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