A Raleigh man faces a felony child abuse charge after police said he beat a 1-year-old causing a brain bleed, court documents show.
Ricky James Walker, 31, was arrested Saturday and charged with felony child abuse inflicting serious injury and a misdemeanor charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
The charges stem from what court documents say was abuse that occurred the day before.
Walker is accused of causing the 1-year-old girl to have subdural bleeding coupled with an abrasion and swelling on her forehead, warrants say.
The child also had bruising on her upper left arm.
Walker was the child’s caregiver at the time of the abuse, according to warrants.
He’s being held on a $250,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Monday.
If Walker posts bond, he is forbidden from having contact with the child.