West Virginia man arrested after baby found blue, barely breathing

West Virginia
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A Wetzel county man is behind bars this morning after New Martinsville Police believe the man caused trauma to his 3-month-old premature son.

36-year old Joshua Lyons is in the Northern Regional Jail on child abuse and neglect charges.

According to Chief Tim Cecil, a 911 call came in from Lyons about the baby.

When Patrolman Utt, Patrolman Chichick, and Chief Cecil got on scene, they found baby boy blue and barely breathing.

Chief Cecil says he was able to get a pulse back on the baby, and immediately took the baby in his cruiser, with the help of Patrolman Utt and Patrolman Chichick to the Wetzel County Hospital.

The doctor on duty Wednesday night did CAT scans and decided to send the baby boy to UPMC.

After an investigation with Detective Harris, New Martinsville Police arrested Lyons on child abuse and neglect charges.

There is no update on the baby’s condition.

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