A Fort Benning soldier accused of causing bone fractures to his 11-day-old child is out on bond on a cruelty to children charge.
Richard Seabridge, 22, of 3100 Buena Vista Road Apt. 153 was taken into custody after he took his baby boy to Martin Army Hospital, said Columbus Police Lt. Steve Cox. Seabridge and his wife, who isn't charged, took the child to the Fort Benning hospital around 11 p.m. Friday.
"He was suffering from a fractured right leg, a fractured left arm, two skull fractures on the back of the head," Cox said. "It's obvious child abuse."
Seabridge gave a statement to police, and was booked into the Muscogee County Jail on one count of first-degree cruelty to children around 5:30 a.m. Saturday. He made the $5,000 bond the same day.
Cox said the child remained in guarded condition. Plans exist for the boy to be taken to an Atlanta Scottish Rite hospital.
Because Seabridge already has made bond, he isn't required to attend his Columbus Recorder's Court hearing scheduled for today.