Licking County man charged with injuring infant

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NEWARK, Ohio–Authorities said a Licking County man has been charged with seriously injuring his two-month-old child.

34-year-old Joshua Metoxen of Alexandria was arrested Monday after the Licking County Sheriff’s Office was called to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus on a report of an infant who had been admitted with a brain injury.

Authorities said during the investigation, Metoxen, who is the father of the child, confessed to becoming frustrated after the child began crying and causing the injuries.

Metoxen was arrested and charged with felonious assault and endangering children.

He is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing on August 1st.