Columbia Man Arrested for Aggressively Bouncing Infant

Posted: Feb 28, 2014 1:05 PM by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
Updated: Feb 28, 2014 2:20 PM

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COLUMBIA - Columbia Police Officers arrested a man Wednesday for endangering the welfare of a child.

The Columbia Police department said the alleged abuse happened Saturday, Feb. 22. They said Ryan Gastineau bounced a crying child violently after an attempt to console the child.

The 6-month-old was taken to the hospital Sunday for an examination. Medical records show the baby's head injuries appeared to be non-accidental.

Gastineau posted bond after his arrest.

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