Police: NC man burned infant with iron

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Norman Washington Coley (Credit: Mecklenburg County Jail)

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. — A man was arrested after police said he burned an infant boy with an iron Wednesday in Gaston County.

WSOC reported that Norman Washington Coley, 20, of Charlotte, is accused of burning his girlfriend’s child with an iron and then assaulted his girlfriend after becoming upset.

The station reported that Coley’s girlfriend allegedly returned home to find her infant burned. The infant was taken to a burn center in Chapel Hill for non-life-threatening injuries.

Coley was charged with felony child abuse and assault on a female. He reportedly ran into the woods before being caught by police on motorcycles.

Source: WSOC.