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The Steuben Courier Advocate
  • State police: Bath man seriously injured infant

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  • A Bath man has been arrested for allegedly throwing an infant into a chair, causing serious injuries to the child.
    Stephen M. Hoose, 33, of West Morris Street, was charged with reckless assault of a child, a Class D felony, and endangering the welfare of a child, a Class A misdemeanor, according to Bath-based New York State Police.
    Hoose allegedly threw the child into a chair, which resulting in the child’s head hitting a wall, according to Sr. Inv. Curt Eaton. The infant’s injuries included a fractured skull, subdural hematoma, and retinal hemorrhaging, according to Eaton.
    The alleged incident occurred May 20.
    The incident was reported to Steuben County Child Protective Services on May 23. An investigation by state police, the Bath Police Department and the Steuben County Child Protective Unit followed which included the execution of multiple search warrants.
    Citing the ongoing investigation, Eaton said he couldn’t comment on Hoose’s relationship with the child, what may have led Hoose to allegedly throw the child, or other details about the case.
    Eaton said the child continues to receive medical treatment.
    Hoose was arraigned in Bath Village Court and released on his own recognizance. He is scheduled to appear in Bath Village Court at 3 p.m. June 16.
    The investigation is continuing.

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