Harris HerbertEARLINGTON, Ky. (9/12/19) — Authorities are investigating the assault of an infant child.

The baby’s father, 38-year-old Herbert Harris of Earlington, was arrested Wednesday in connection to the serious injuries that occurred to the child while under his care, deputies reported.

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called out to Baptist Health Madisonville Sunday afternoon concerning an eight-week-old being treated at the facility.

The infant was later transferred to University of Louisville Hospital “due to the seriousness of the injuries,” Deputy Heath Owens wrote.

HCSO Spokesman Will Coursey said the child is in stable condition.

Harris was charged with first-degree assault. He was listed as being held in Hopkins County Jail on $10,000 cash bond.

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