SC dad drops baby on head; delayed help, police say - WCBD-TV: News, Weather, and Sports for Charleston, SC

SC dad drops baby on head; delayed help, police say

Posted: Updated:
Brandon Scott Osment, 20, is charged with unlawful neglect of a child. Brandon Scott Osment, 20, is charged with unlawful neglect of a child.

SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. - Brandon Scott Osment has been charged after officials say he dropped his 11-week-old son and waited several hours before seeking medical help.

Osment, 20, is charged with unlawful neglect of a child.

According to an incident report from the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office, the parents of the child brought the boy to the emergency room around 8 p.m. Tuesday. The baby had a swollen head and was throwing up after each feeding.

Officials say Osment was feeding his soon around noon when the child fell to the floor, hitting his head.

The boy remains in the hospital and is being treated for a skull fracture, brain injury and seizures, as well as other injuries.

Deputies say Osment gave differing statements about what happened and they are not consistent with the injuries.

Zip Code Weather!
Get a local weather report and a 10-day forecast by typing in your zip code!
  • Assault at Berkeley High leaves one teen hospitalized

    Assault at Berkeley High leaves one teen hospitalized

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:19 PM EDT2014-09-17 01:19:53 GMT
    Berkeley High School.Berkeley High School.
    Moncks Corner Police investigators are investigating an assault at Berkeley high school. charged with assault. Police need additional information about what happened. If you have any information, call crimestoppers at 554-1111.
    Moncks Corner Police investigators are investigating an assault at Berkeley high school. charged with assault. Police need additional information about what happened. If you have any information, call crimestoppers at 554-1111.
  • NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts

    NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-09-16 21:44:40 GMT
    NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil. On Tuesday, the space agency announced it has picked Boeing and SpaceX to transport astronauts to the International Space Station in the next few years. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden named the winners at a late-afternoon news conference at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The news had been eagerly anticipated for weeks. The deal will end NASA's expensive reliance on Russia. U.S. astronauts have been riding Russian ro...
    NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil. On Tuesday, the space agency announced it has picked Boeing and SpaceX to transport astronauts to the International Space Station in the next few years. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden named the winners at a late-afternoon news conference at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The news had been eagerly anticipated for weeks. The deal will end NASA's expensive reliance on Russia. U.S. astronauts have been riding Russian ro...
  • Obama: Ebola outbreak 'spiraling out of control'

    Obama: Ebola outbreak 'spiraling out of control'

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-09-16 21:40:52 GMT
    President Barack Obama says the world is looking to the United States to address the deadly outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. Obama says the U.S. embraces that responsibility. The president is outlining new U.S. efforts to respond to the outbreak during a visit to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Obama is ordering 3,000 military personnel to West Africa to erect new facilities and train health workers. He says it's the largest international response in the hi...
    President Barack Obama says the world is looking to the United States to address the deadly outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. Obama says the U.S. embraces that responsibility. The president is outlining new U.S. efforts to respond to the outbreak during a visit to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Obama is ordering 3,000 military personnel to West Africa to erect new facilities and train health workers. He says it's the largest international response in the hi...
Powered by WorldNow

210 W. Coleman Blvd.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Telephone: 843.216.4875
Fax: 843.881.3410
Email: news@wcbd.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.