Columbia man arrested following child abuse investigation

A Columbia man was arrested yesterday following a child abuse investigation in neighboring Adair County.

According to Columbia Police, 19-year-old Steven Powell is charged with criminal abuse first degree involving a child under 12, but more charges and arrests are possible.

According to police, the investigation began earlier this week after a four-week-old infant was brought to TJ Samson Columbia with serious injuries before being flown to Norton’s Children’s Hospital in Louisville. The infant reportedly had multiple broken bones including a fractured skull.

Powell, the father of the infant, was taken into custody by Columbia Police and lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.


About Zac Oakes 5180 Articles
Zac Oakes is the News and Sports Director for and Laker Country WJRS 104.9 FM.