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Father must serve two years after injuring infant

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Baby was shaken, bruised according to police accounts

By Linda Ireland

A Hodgenville man will serve 24 months in jail after being found guilty of injuring his 8-month-old son in September 2008.

Chad T. Frith, 34, of College Heights, told officers he “became upset with the child because it wouldn’t stop crying,” said Lt. Steve Johnson of Hodgenville City Police.

Frith told officers he shook the baby, grabbed its jaw and squeezed its ears. There was also evidence of bruising on the baby’s face and chest.

Frith pleaded guilty Dec. 21 to first-degree assault, first-degree wanton endangerment and endangering the welfare of a minor in LaRue Circuit Court.

He was sentenced to five years on the first two counts and 12 months on the third. The sentences were probated for five years and will run concurrently.

Circuit Judge Charles Simms III ordered Frith to serve two years of the sentence in the LaRue County Jail beginning Jan. 4. Work release is permitted.

The case will be reviewed in June for payment of court costs.

Hodgenville City Police investigated.