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Police: Man intentionally dropped 5-week-old son on head, threw him into chair

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Samuel Dominick Phelps, jail booking photo Samuel Dominick Phelps, jail booking photo
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A 25-year-old man was arrested after intentionally dropping his 5-week-old son on his head and throwing the infant into a chair, according to police.

The Portland Police Bureau's Child Abuse Team launched an investigation after a baby was hospitalized with traumatic injuries over the weekend.

Detectives interviewed the child's father, Samuel Dominick Phelps, as well as the baby's 19-year-old mother.

Investigators determined Phelps had purposely injured the boy.

Phelps was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of first-degree assault, second-degree assault and first-degree criminal mistreatment.

Police said the baby remained in the hospital Wednesday, but he is expected to survive.  

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