Man charged with beating infant

Published 11:06 am Wednesday, August 10, 2022

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By Mike Barnhardt

Enterprise Record

A Mocksville man is in the Davie Detention Center, accused of shaking or beating a baby within inches of its life.

Brian Dwight Dillard, 31, of Martin Luther King Jr. Road, was charged with intentional child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury. He was taken into custody in lieu of a $500,000 bond.

Davie sheriff’s investigators first learned of the incident in April, when they were contacted by Brenner’s Children’s Hospital, where the 2.5-month-old victim was taken for treatment. The infant suffered broken arms, a skull fracture, leg fractures and a spinal bleed, said Sheriff J.D. Hartman.

Social services and sheriff’s investigators interviewed family members at the hospital, Hartman said. Hartman said that Dillard neither denied or admitted to the crime.

Dillard was the boyfriend of the child’s mother.

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