PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ - A Prescott Valley man has been arrested after his 9 month old child suffered serious head and neck injuries.
According to Prescott Valley police, officers responded to the 4200 block of Saratoga for a report of a child having difficulty breathing.
The child was taken to a local hospital where it was determined the child had a skull fracture.
The child was flown to Phoenix Children's Hospital where doctors found additional head injuries and strained neck ligaments.
Police say 39-year-old Ryan Johnson was caring for his child when officers were originally called to the residence.
Johnson said he was not involved in the child's injuries and could not explain them with any certainty, according to police.
Johnson was booked into the Yavapai County Jail on one count of child abuse and two counts of aggravated assault.
Johnson has a $500,000 bond and the investigation is still ongoing.
Copyright 2012 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Did You Hear?
Hampton Creek Foods is scouring the planet for plants that can replace chicken eggs in everything from cookies to omelets to French toast. Its first product is an egg-free mayonnaise now sold at Whole Foods Markets.
Chicago Bulls dancer Ariana Rosado was part of a marriage proposal routine that she wasn't prepared for -- her own.
A man traveling to visit his sister in California woke up to find himself locked inside a dark, empty plane.
More Prescott Area News
We are learning just how things transpired that may have led to the deaths of 19 Granite Mountain Hotshot firefighters in June.