Olathe dad accused of severely injuring two-month-old son

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JOHNSON COUNTY, Kan. — An Olathe man is charged with severely injuring his two-month-old son.

His lawyer says 27-year-old Ryan Charpentier turned himself in to police on Tuesday morning. Johnson County prosecutors have charged Charpentier with child abuse.

Investigators say on February 8, officers went to the suspect’s home and discovered his infant son had trouble breathing. Doctors examined the baby at the hospital and determined that he suffered severe head trauma, an injury police suspect Charpentier caused.

Charpentier is also charged with aggravated battery for allegedly causing bodily harm to a second person. Police say the baby is now out of the hospital and back with his mother.

Court records show Charpentier posted bond on Tuesday, he’s due back in court on March 26.