Man accused of child abuse

Print Article

SANDPOINT — A Priest River man is accused fracturing a 6-month-old girl’s leg.

Preston Glen Dale Davis is charged with felony injury to a child. He was released on his own recognizance after making an initial appearance in Bonner County Magistrate Court on Thursday, court records show.

Judge Debra Heise entered a no-contact order between Davis and the child, and appointed a public defender to represent him.

A preliminary hearing in the case is pending.

Davis, 18, caused a spiral fracture on the girl’s left femur on Aug. 24, according to charging documents.

The child was taken to Newport Community Hospital to be examined and later transferred to Spokane’s Sacred Heart Medical Center due to the severity of the injury. Doctors alerted the Idaho Department of Health & Welfare because such an injury on an infant can indicative of abuse.

A spiral fracture, also known as a torsion fracture, occurs when torque is applied along the axis of a bone.

An X-ray of the child’s legs also detected a healing fracture of the girl’s right leg, court documents indicate.

The more recent injury occurred while the mother was showering, according to a probable cause affidavit. Davis was initially at a loss to explain the injury, but subsequently told investigators that he was playing with the child’s legs in an attempt to stop her from crying.

Davis denied intentionally hurting the child and told Priest River Police he believes the injury resulted from rough play and inexperience around small children, an arrest report said.

The child was taken into protective custody. It appears from court documents the child is already the subject of a child-protection proceeding in the state of Montana.

Print Article

Read More News

Teens reported missing from Bonners Ferry

February 17, 2018 at 1:09 pm | Bonner County Daily Bee BONNERS FERRY ­— The Boundary County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that two teenage girls may have been lured away from their Bonners Ferry homes. Kaia Kramer 13, and Alisa Hannaman, 14-15, were rep...

Comments

Read More

It’s mid-winter; you never know what you’ll find

February 17, 2018 at 5:00 am | Bonners Ferry Herald BONNERS FERRY — A few Boundary County residents found some unexpected surprises on their properties last week. On Friday, Feb. 9, an individual was tearing down some older buildings on their prop...

Comments

Read More

Early morning hauling allowed

February 17, 2018 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee SANDPOINT — While early morning hauling is being allowed in the county, weight limits remain on many county roads, according to Bonner County Road and Bridge officials. District 1 (south of the Long...

Comments

Read More

Pipe dream turns into a nightmare

February 17, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press POST FALLS — A Post Falls man’s wide load had wide-reaching consequences. It was so wide that it damaged oncoming vehicles, resulting in the theft arrest of Brett K. Anderson in the Post Falls area ...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(208) 263-9534
PO Box 159
Sandpoint, ID 83864

©2018 Bonner County Daily Bee Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X