HIGH SPRINGS ‒ Louis Bryan Bass, 19, was arrested on Saturday, July 2, and charged with aggravated child abuse and child neglect with great bodily harm after his three-month-old son was transported to the emergency room with a brain bleed and a bruise on his torso.

First responders at the scene reported that they found the baby unresponsive and that he had signs of a traumatic brain injury.

Bass had been caring for the baby in the hours preceding the 911 call. When deputies told him that the injuries were consistent with shaking a baby, Bass reportedly said he was stressed and that the baby cried a lot, but he denied shaking him.

Bass is being held on $400,000 bond.

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