Man Facing Felony Child Abuse Involving Toddler

A New Bern man is charged with felony child abuse after a 14-month-old was taken to the hospital with a fractured femur.

Police say Shavar Hill was caring for the child back in April at the request of the the mother who also lives at the same residence. When the mother returned from work police say she discovered the child needed medical attention and took the victim to CarolinaEast Medical Center.

The toddler was eventually sent to Pitt County Memorial Hospital for emergency surgery. Police say they got a warrant for Hill on Tuesday after receiving the full medical report.

The 29-year-old Hill turned himself in to police Wednesday and was release on a written promise to appear.

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