Edgewood Man Arrested for Assaulting Baby
(Edgewood, MD – June 3, 2010) On Tuesday June 1, 2010 at approximately 1:20pm, Harford County Sheriff's deputies responded to the emergency room at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center regarding a one-year-old female being treated for head trauma. Upon arrival, deputies learned the child had been transported to the hospital from the 1700 block of Fountain Rock Way in Edgewood, Maryland by Joppa Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company EMS personnel. Due to the head trauma the child was subsequently flown to Johns Hopkins Pediatric Center and is listed in critical condition.
EMS personnel reported to deputies that the child was in an unconscious state upon their arrival at the Fountain Rock Way location. Further investigation revealed at the time of the injury the child was in the care and custody of her father Keaton Irons, age 24, who resides in 1700 block of Fountain Rock Way Edgewood, Maryland. Mr. Irons has been charged with Attempted 1st degree murder, Attempted 2nd degree murder, Assault 1st degree, Assault 2nd degree, and Child Abuse 1st degree. Mr. Irons is currently being held in the Harford County Detention Center without bond. A bond review hearing is scheduled at District Court on Thursday June 3, 2010.