NUNDA – A Nunda resident is facing severe felony charges as the suspect in a ‘horrific’ assault that critically injured an infant.
According to a press release from the Livingston County 911 Center on behalf of the Nunda Police Department, Brock Hyde, 35, is charged with felony Assault in the Second Degree and Reckless Assault of a Child, both of which are felonies.
The alleged victim is Hyde’s two-month-old son, who suffered a fractured skull, 11 fractured ribs in various stages of healing, dual eye retinal hemorrhages, fluid and swelling on the brain, and a broken foot bone.
The investigation included members of the Nunda Police Department, the New York State Police, the Livingston County District Attorney’s Office, U.R. Medicine, the Bivona Child Advocacy Center, Livingston County Child Protective Services, and the Livingston County Crime Victims Coordinator.
A Livingston County Grand Jury indicted Hyde on a sealed indictment last week.
According to the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, Hyde has been on parole as of August 2014 for Reckless Endangerment in the First Degree. He also has felony convictions for Robbery in the Second Degree, Assault in the Second Degree, and Burglary in the Third Degree.
The baby has since been released to foster care. Hyde is incarcerated in the Livingston County Jail without bail until further proceedings.