A Coeur d'Alene man is facing felony charges after his step-son was flown to a Spokane hospital with severe trauma to his skull and brain.
Police were called to the 800 block of N. 5th Street just before 7 Friday night. On scene, officers found a 17-month-old baby who was was having difficulty breathing and showing signs of obvious head trauma. The child was transported to Kootenai Health and later flown to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane.
The baby's step-father Joseph John Davis was home alone with the child. He told police he'd only been home for approximately 20 minutes and claimed he didn't know what caused the injuries.
After interviewing Davis, officers arrested and charged him with Felony Injury to a Child. They say this is an ongoing investigation.
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