A $1 million bond was set in Crawford County Municipal Court on Friday for a Crestline man accused of causing severe injuries to an infant.
Brian A. Miller, 23, 310 Bauer Ave., had his initial appearance in court on charges of felonious assault, a second-degree felony, and child endangering, a third-degree felony.
Miller is accused of causing injuries to an eight-week-old infant on May 4. The infant is on a ventilator and is being treated for a cranial bleed at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus. According to doctors treating the baby, there is also evidence of older injuries the child suffered several weeks ago.
Miller, who is being held at the Crawford County Justice Center, has said to Crestline Police that he was playing with the infant too hard.
Miller could face up to 11 years in prison if found guilty on both charges.
A similar incident happened in Galion in March when Mitchell Lawhun was charged with attempted murder and felonious assault on a four-month-old baby girl. That infant was diagnosed with a skull fracture and broken arm. Lawhun is also charged with one count of child endangerment and is scheduled for a pre-trial hearing on Wednesday.
Miller’s case is scheduled for a preliminary hearing in Municipal Court but his case could be bound over to the Crawford County Grand Jury.
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