Loogootee man accused of battering nine month old child

Arvel Griffey Jr

LOOGOOTEE, Ind. (WTHI) – A Loogootee man is behind bars, accused of battering a nine month old infant.

On Thursday, Indiana State Police received a call from the staff at Memorial Hospital in Jasper saying the nine month old sustained injury to his genitalia that consisted of bleeding and swelling.

Working with Child Protective Services, police were able to determine 24-year-old Arvel Griffey, Jr. from Loogootee had battered the child while in a car with Griffey.

Griffey is charged with Battery Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury to a Person less than 14 Years of Age.

He is being held in the Dubois County Jail without bond.

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