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20-year-old Ashland man accused of assaulting his infant son

Posted at 3:02 PM, Dec 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-13 15:03:34-05

A 20-year-old man is accused of assaulting his infant son in Ashland over the weekend.

Cody Kimble is facing a felonious assault charge after he picked up his 12-week-old son and shook him for approximately 30 seconds to stop him from crying on Dec. 9, according to the prosecutor.

When the boy's mother arrived home, she noticed the baby had injuries.

The infant was taken to a nearby hospital before being life-flighted to Akron Children's Hospital where he underwent emergency surgery to remove blood from the brain.

Doctors said there will be permanent damage but the extent of the damage will be unknown for some time.

During his bond hearing, Kimble, who just started work at Pizza Hut, asked the court, "Is there any way I can get probation so I can start working tomorrow? Because I do work tomorrow."

Kimble's bond was set at $250,000. 

In 2015, Kimble was charged with disorderly conduct and permitting a minor to operate a motor vehicle, according to the Ashland Municipal Court website. In 2016, Kimble was found guilty of assault and aggravated trespassing.

The judge ordered no contact with the baby and will be issued a GPS monitoring device if the bond is posted.

He is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 15.