STANFORD — An infant who suffered hemorrhages and broken ribs after allegedly being shaken has been released from the hospital and is "doing well" while recovering in the care of relatives, state police said Friday.
Lucas Vinyard, 29, of Star Avenue in Stanford, allegedly shook the six-week-old daughter of Kisha Gosser on Aug. 17.
When Gosser took her daughter to Fort Logan Hospital, police were notified an infant had been admitted with injuries consistent with child abuse. The infant was transferred to the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center for treatment.
State police investigated and arrested Vinyard Aug. 24. According to Vinyard's arrest citation, he confessed to shaking the infant.
Vinyard has been charged with first-degree assault and is currently being held without bond in the Lincoln County Regional Jail.
"The total extent of (the infant's) injuries, such as learning disabilities or brain injuries may take years to identify because the child is so young and is unable to communicate," Kentucky State Trooper Rodney Wren wrote Friday.
The case against Vinyard will be presented to a Lincoln County grand jury Oct. 26.