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May 27, 2011

Man indicted for injuring 1-month-old daughter

WEATHERFORD — A man accused of causing a severe head injury to his 1-month-old daughter was indicted by a Parker County grand jury last week on two charges of injury to a child causing serious bodily injury.

According to the indictment, Micheal Slocum, 24, of Springtown, knowingly caused injury to his biological daughter on Feb. 12 by throwing her against a bed and shaking her.

The second charge in the indictment alleges Slocum failed to seek medical care for the girl.

Springtown Police Department obtained a warrant and arrested Slocum March 11 on one charge of injury to a child and a traffic warrant.

He has since been held in the Parker County Jail on $100,000 bond.

According to Springtown Police Lt. Curtis Stone, dispatchers originally received a call to Slocum’s residence in the 300 block of Bonnie Bell Lane about an “unresponsive infant.”

Slocum called 911 twice, the first time providing a wrong address, sometime after the girl stopped responding appropriately, according to Stone.

The fire department responded and the nearly 2-month-old girl was transported to Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth, where doctors noticed injuries consistent with possible abuse and contacted the police department, Stone said.

The girl reportedly had internal head injuries, spent more than a week in the hospital and required additional surgeries after she was discharged.

Medical professionals told investigators they believed the child’s head was moved around violently to cause the brain injuries, according to Stone.

Slocum was arrested nearly a month later after investigators were able to interview Slocum three or four times and obtain the child’s medical records, according to Springtown police.

“Sgt. Owens talked to him. He pretty much confessed to it after the arrest,” Stone said.

A call to Slocum’s attorney Thursday evening was not immediately returned.

The grand jury also returned 35 other indictments against 30 people, including:

• Lucas Lewayne Bumgardner for possession of a controlled substance, less than 1 gram.

• Paul Kun Chan for manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, less than 28 grams. Chan allegedly delivered Hydrocodone.

• Daniel Hubbard Dake for two cases of manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, more than 4 grams, less than 200 grams.

• George Fisher III for evading arrest or detention with a vehicle.

• Shea Thomas Fitzek for driving while intoxicated, three or more times. Fitzek has been convicted of three other DWIs, according to the indictment.

• Jacquelyn Naona Ford for attempted aggravated robbery.

• Rigoberto Friaslugo for driving while intoxicated, three or more times.

• Ryan Todd Gerhardt for driving while intoxicated, three or more times.

• Christopher Michael Greenleaf for two cases of theft of property, less than $1,500, with two or more previous convictions.

• Kory Thames Harman for possession of a controlled substance, more than 4 grams, less than 200 grams, and possession of a controlled substance, more than 1 gram, less than 4 grams. He possessed Gamma Hydroxybutric Acid, or GHB, and methamphetamine, according to the indictment.

• Earl Watson Herrell for manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, more than 4 grams, less than 200 grams.

• Glen William Johnston Sr. for theft of property, more than $1,500, less than $20,000.

• Glynda Lee Kubosh for driving while intoxicated, three or more times. Kubosh has been convicted of DWI three times, according to the indictment.

• Paul Henry Lillard for theft of property, less $1,500, with two or more previous convictions.

• Oscar Armando Maynez for driving while intoxicated, third or more offense.

• John Linsey Meeker II for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He swung a bat at a woman, according to the indictment.

• Guillermo Mendez Jr. for theft of property, more than $1,500, less than $20,000, and burglary of a building. Mendez entered a building and stole a saddle, according to the indictment.

• Nicholas Andrew Morales for possession marijuana, more than 4 ounces, less than 5 pounds, and delivery of marijuana, more than 1/4 ounce, 5 pounds.

• Kelly Tyrone Moses for possession of a controlled substance, less than 1 gram.

• Basilia Prado for possession of a controlled substance, less than 1 gram.

• Ryan Anthony Sampson for evading arrest or detention with a vehicle.

• Paul Douglas Wetzel for theft of property, more than $1,500, less than $20,000, enhanced.

• Marcos Gutierrez Zuniga for driving while intoxicated, third or more offense.

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