Police in Spring Lake have charged Steve Ray Bravo with the serious bodily injuries inflicted on his 5-week-old child. The victim was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center on Thursday, March 28, 2013 by Bravo and the infant's mother.
Police say that the child was brought to the hospital after the parents noticed their son was having difficulty breathing. Doctors examined the infant and determined he was suffering from serious brain injuries.
Officials at CFVMC contacted police hours after the infant was brought in for treatment after determining the injuries were non-accidental. Bravo was arrested Monday night at approximately 9:15. He is a member of the 782nd Brigade Support Battalion stationed at Fort Bragg.
Bravo is being held at the Cumberland County Detention Center on a $75,000 secured bond. His first court appearance is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. today.
The infant is still in the hospital and at last check is listed in critical but stable condition. Detectives are still investigating.