Father arrested after baby, mom hurt

Monday, August 13, 2012
Javier B. Martinez was released from jail on a $250,000 bond, authorities said.

BERRYVILLE -- A Berryville man faces felony child abuse and domestic charges after an altercation with family members.

Javier B. Martinez, 18, was arrested by the Berryville Police Department on Monday, Aug. 6 after he injured his infant son and girlfriend during an argument, police said.

According to a police report, Martinez started to wreck the house when he and his girlfriend, began to argue after she had friends over at their apartment while he was at work.

When police arrived they found the door to the apartment open, a 1-year-old child crying in the arms of his mother and Martinez surrounded by broken household items.

Martinez allegedly fractured his infant son's leg, caused bruising around the temple area and caused a cut to the child's foot from broken glass.

The child was taken to Mercy Hospital and his leg was put in a splint. The girlfriend had a bump on her head, bruising and red marks on her neck and a scratch on her leg, according the police report.

A prior incident was reported to police on Aug. 1, 2011 by the grandmother, but the department was unable to act because a statement was not given by the girlfriend.

Martinez has been charged with first-degree endangering the welfare of a minor, third-degree domestic battery and first degree assault on a family or household member.

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  • Hopefully, ICE will find some work to do also !!

    -- Posted by Doodad on Tue, Aug 14, 2012, at 3:35 PM
  • YES!!

    however, since the current resident in the white house is hell bent on a voter drive for illegals, no one can touch this guy...call them the untouchables.

    don't you just love karma?

    -- Posted by Atlas Shrugged on Tue, Aug 14, 2012, at 6:56 PM
  • It's not the first time, and if you don't take care of it THIS time, it won't be the last! And ... why would ANYONE bond him out, after breaking his child's leg?? He needs to be punished to the fullest extent of the law!!

    -- Posted by hicktown on Wed, Aug 15, 2012, at 4:07 PM
  • I'm just curious as to how he was able to come up with the $25,000 for his 10% of the $250,000 to bond out.

    That is money that will NOT be returned, even if he goes all the way through with his court ordeal.

    -- Posted by Doodad on Tue, Aug 21, 2012, at 10:00 AM
  • Let`s not confuse our children.ICE does not have anything to do with peolple that was born in this country and not just because this person is brown it means that he is ilegal. Skin color (Withe, black or brown) shoul not be the reason to defend or condemn a crime.

    -- Posted by On line on Thu, Aug 23, 2012, at 2:02 AM
  • Posse time? Good old fashioned hillbilly justice.

    -- Posted by rockpilefarmer on Wed, Aug 29, 2012, at 7:40 PM
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