Murphy man arrested for child abuse - WSMV News 4

Murphy man arrested for child abuse

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CHEROKEE COUNTY, NC (WRCB) - The Cherokee County Sheriff Office arrested 26-year-old Jason Dwayne Holderfield for felony child abuse.

Investigators tell Channel 3 around July 29 a 2-year-old male was flown to TC Thompson hospital from Cherokee County due to several life threatening injuries as well as loss of consciousness and possible serious head trauma. 

Once the child was examined, the Hamilton County Tennessee Department of Social Services working through the Cherokee County Department of Social Services told the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office that Holderfield has been identified as the person in care of custody of the child at the time the injuries were sustained. 

Additional information discovered during the investigation by both Department of Social Services and the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office  determined that Holderfield was the person in care and custody of the two year old when he had sustained previous injuries as well as two previous fractures to the femur.

Holderfield was arrested on August 18 and placed on a $5,000 secure bond which he made on August 19. Holderfield is scheduled to appear in Cherokee County District Court on September 03, 2014.

To report crime in Cherokee County you can call the anonymous tip line at 828-837-1344 or email a tip at or call 911 if you observe a crime in progress.
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