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Boyfriend accused of wounding infant

By MELINDA WILLIAMS

melinda@southwesttimes.com

 

A Pulaski man was arrested Friday on charges he wounded and abused his girlfriend’s infant son.

Pulaski Police Department Capt. Anthony Meredith said 22-year-old Steven Edward Kaine Akers is charged with felony child abuse and malicious wounding.

The seven-month-old infant was hospitalized Thursday. Meredith said the child was listed in stable condition Friday at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, still being evaluated. No information was released on the nature of the injuries.

Police responded to Laurel Wood Apartments Thursday for a report of alleged child abuse involving the boy. Meredith said investigators and Virginia Department of Social Services officials were called to the scene based on an initial investigation.

The child was first transported to Carilion New River Valley Medical Center and then transferred to Roanoke Memorial.

No further details are being released.

Akers is being held without bond at New River Valley Regional Jail.

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