By LeaAnne Klentzman
According to sheriff’s spokesman, Bob Haenel, “On Jan. 14, 2012, Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office detectives were called to Memorial Hermann – The Medical Center in Houston concerning a two-month-old girl who was being treated for severely broken arm and a fractured skull.” Haenel said that detectives working the case learned that Chris Clark, 22, and his daughter’s maternal grandfather brought the 2 month baby girl to Methodist Hospital – Sugar Land with a broken arm. Once the baby was stabilized, she was transferred to Memorial Hermann in Houston.
As detectives investigated, they learned that Clark and the baby’s mother had left the baby in the care of Clark’s father while out for the evening, returning home about 2 a.m., said Haenel. Once back at the New Territory home, as it was early morning, all adults retired for the night. Haenel said, “Clark told detectives he also went to bed, but at some point later that morning, as he was changing the baby’s diapers, he said he discovered the arm which had a distorted angle. At that point, Clark said he took the baby to the maternal grandparents’ Pheasant Creek home. The maternal grandfather noticed the broken arm and he and Clark took the baby to the hospital.”
According to further investigation, Memorial Hermann staff examined the child and determined there were other injuries, including five fractured ribs, some of which showed varying stages of recovery, said Haenel.
Chris Clark was arrested on July 27, 2012 and has been indicted by a Fort Bend Grand Jury. His bond was $25,000. He bonded out of jail within hours. No further information was available on the baby.