Hollywood Man Arrested For Child Abuse; 2 Month-Old in Critical Condition


LEONARDTOWN, Md. (May 21, 2008)—A Hollywood, Md. man is in jail based on charges stemming from an incident last week that landed a 2 month-old child in a hospital in critical condition. Ryan Thomas Woodford, age 24, was arrested yesterday by St. Mary's County Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) detectives and Washington Metropolitan Police in Washington DC on a warrant obtained by BCI detectives for 1st degree child abuse and 2nd degree assault.

Police say the arrest was the result of a May 15 incident which occurred at Woodford's home where a 2 month-old child in Woodford's care and custody received fractured bones and a head injury.

As of Tuesday, the child was listed in critical condition at Children's Hospital.

Woodford was incarcerated in the Washington DC Jail waiting extradition back to St. Mary's County.

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