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Bend man arrested, accused of assaulting infant

Deschutes County Jail
Charles Medley Sr.

Injured boy, 15 weeks old, had been taken to hospital

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- A Bend man has been arrested on aggravated assault and other charges, accused of seriously injuring a 15-week-old boy who was brought to St. Charles Bend last week, police said Thursday.

Police detectives were notified last Thursday morning by a mandatory reporter of the child who was at the hospital with serious injuries that were suspicious in nature, Lt. Adam Juhnke said.

The state Department of Human Services took protective custody of the infant, pending the outcome of the investigation, Juhnke said.

Over the past week, detectives worked with the hospital, DHS, a pediatric medical provider and the KIDS Center to investigate, document and treat the child's injuries, the lieutenant said.

According to Juhnke, detectives were able to determine that Charles Medley Sr., 35, was responsible for the multiple injuries to the infant, Juhnke said.

Medley was contacted a second time on Wednesday and interviewed by detectives while a search warrant was executed at his northeast Bend apartment.

Medley was taken into custody and brought to the Deschutes County Jail, where he was booked on one count of aggravated first-degree assault, two counts of third-degree assault and three counts of first-degree criminal mistreatment. An initial charging document indicated the injuries occurred on or about April 13.

Medley remained held Thursday on $250,000 bail. Court records show he was arraigned on the initial charges Thursday afternoon and is due back in court on May 7 for arraignment on an expected grand jury indictment.

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Barney Lerten

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