IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. — A father was arrested after police say he abused his 2-month-old son by shaking him.
The child was flown to the hospital with bleeding around the brain and extensive bleeding in the eyes.
Investigators said both symptoms point to abuse by shaking and they charged 26-year-old Michael Honaker.
Neighbors don’t believe the accusations.
“He adores that baby,” Leon Allison said. “He’s crazy over that baby — him and Victoria both. They’re sweet people.”
Allison lives next door to Honaker.
It’s unclear what long-term medical problems the child will have.
Honaker is facing two felony assault charges and one charge of infant child abuse causing serious bodily injury.