Father charged with injury to child

Chris Clark, 22, a resident of the Pheasant Creek subdivision in the Sugar Land area, has been charged with injury to a child, a first degree felony.

August 8, 2012 8:29:39 AM PDT
Following an investigation, a man has been charged with injury to a child over an incident with his daughter in January.

Chris Clark, 22, a resident of the Pheasant Creek subdivision in the Sugar Land area, has been charged with injury to a child, a first degree felony.

On January 14, Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office detectives were called to Memorial Hermann in the Medical Center in Houston concerning a two-month-old girl who was being treated for severely broken arm and a fractured skull.

Detectives learned Clark and the maternal grandfather brought the victim to Methodist Hospital - Sugar Land with a broken arm. After stabilizing the child, staff members there had the child transferred to Memorial Hermann.

Detectives say Clark and the child's mother had left the baby in the care of Clark's father in New Territory. The couple went out for the evening and returned to the New Territory residence at about 2am.

Authorities say the paternal grandfather retired for the evening and the mother of the child also had gone to sleep. Clark told detectives he also went to bed, but at some point later that morning, as he was changing the baby's diapers, he said he discovered the arm which had a distorted angle.

At that point, Clark said he took the baby to the maternal grandparents' Pheasant Creek home. The maternal grandfather noticed the broken arm and he and Clark took the baby to the hospital.

Staff members at Memorial Hermann examined the child and determined there were other injuries, including five fractured ribs, some of which showed varying stages of recovery.

The Fort Bend County grand jury indicted Chris Clark, who was arrested on July 27 and received a $25,000 bond. He bailed out of the Fort Bend County Jail the same day.