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Goldsboro father charged with child abuse

Eric Zachary Schmidt (Goldsboro Police Department photo)

GOLDSBORO, Wayne County - The Goldsboro Police Department has charged a father with felony child abuse with serious bodily injuries.

The investigation began after an infant girl less than a month old was brought to the Vidant Medical Center in Greenville with internal injuries and was placed in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.

CLICK HERE to read more from WTVD Doctors said the injuries that include a fractured/broken tibia, fractured/broken ribs, and subdural hematomas in her head around her brain were the result of physical abuse. Wednesday, 29-year-old Eric Zachary Schmidt - an airman Seymour Johnson AFB - was arrested. Bond was set at $750,000. His first court appearance is Thursday.

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