By Judd Weil
Wesley Medical Center based in Wichita, Kans alerted the Dodge City Police Department on Feb. 6 about a child abuse case concerning a five-month-old baby.
The baby was being treated at Wesley for multiple brain bleeds believed to have been sustained at his Dodge City, Kans home.
A subsequent investigation by detectives resulted in an arrest warrant issued for the baby’s father, 21 year-old Mitchell Vasquez-Ceniceros on the alleged charge of abuse of a child and aggravated battery.
Wichita police arrested Vasquez-Ceniceros in Wichita at around 10 p.m. on Feb. 6 on DCPD’s felony arrest warrant.
He is booked at the Sedgwick County Jail awaiting transfer to Ford County, where his case will be prosecuted through the Ford County Attorney’s Office.
The investigation is ongoing, and no further information is being released at this time.
“The five-month-old is still hospitalized at this point, he is expected to recover,” said Dodge City Police Department Chief Drew Francis in an email.