“A substantial amount of force was used to injure the child,” the prosecutor said.
Colwell’s 3-year-old son was also examined after the incident and was found to have multiple bruisings on his body, including on the shoulder, cheek, neck and abdomen, according to Fornshell.
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The baby was in the care of Colwell when medics and police were called to the residence on Ohio 123 at about 2:05 p.m. on April 11, according to police. The baby was transported to Atrium Medical Center, then taken by medical helicopter to the Cincinnati hospital.
Sgt. Curtis Hensley said in his report that when he arrived, Cody Colwell was being escorted out of the residence by emergency personnel.
“(Cody) Colwell was extremely distraught, and it was apparent that he was not able to drive due to his emotional condition,” Hensley said.
Hensley transported the father to the Middletown hospital where the baby had already been taken.
At the hospital, Cody Colwell said he had noticed Cayden not breathing when he went to change his diaper and “began breathing for him,” according to the report. The report states CPR was performed at the residence before the medic units arrived.
Colwell was taken into custody over Saturday in Lexington, Kentucky at a relative’s residence, according to officials. He will be scheduled for an extradition hearing to return to Ohio to face charges, police said.