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Loogootee Man Arrested for Battering an Infant

Indiana State Police arrested a Loogootee man Friday night for battering an infant.

Police say 24-year-old Arvel Griffey Jr. battered the nine-month-old boy Wednesday while Griffey was being taken back to the Dubois County Community Corrections Center.

Medical personnel at Jasper Memorial Hospital indicated that the boy had sustained an injury to his genitalia that consisted of bleeding and swelling.

Griffey was arrested at the Dubois County Corrections Center Friday night and taken to the Dubois County Jail where he is being held on a charge of Battery Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury to a Person less than 14 Years of Age.