ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WPRI) – A neighbor called police more than one month ago, after hearing shouting coming from the apartment where the father of a 4-month-old was accused of injuring his son last weekend.
Ryan Ellis, 22, was arrested and charged after he was accused of severely hurting his 4-month-old son on Sunday morning. A police report states the baby was taken to the hospital, and doctors found several injures including a broken femur.
According to an incident report from January 14, this is not the first time police had been to the Attleboro apartment. The report confirms that police responded to the home about six weeks ago, though the rest of the report was left blank. After Eyewitness News questioned police about what happened at the home when an officer responded, Sgt. Arthur Brillon said the officer saw a baby crying, but nothing more.
“There was nothing at that time that caused him alarm or concern,” he stated.
Because there was no cause for concern, no further details on the report were needed. Police say they also plan to review the report to make sure nothing was missed.
“As we always do, we review, to see if we can learn from previous incidents and we’ll certainly take a look at this to see if there’s something that we’ll learn for the future.
Ellis remains in police custody and has not paid his 50,000 cash bail, according to the court clerk.