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

Samuel_Dominick_Phelps_25_1470854460096_4953784_ver1.0Portland, Ore. (KGW) Police arrested a Portland father accused of intentionally dropping his 5-week-old son on his head and throwing him into a chair.

Samuel Dominick Phelps, 25, faces charges of first- and second-degree assault, along with criminal mistreatment.

Police said the baby was still in the hospital Wednesday, but should survive.

The police bureau’s child abuse team began investigating the incident over the weekend. After interviewing Phelps, along with the baby’s 19-year-old mother, detectives arrested Phelps on Tuesday.

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