Dad Who Threw Brick That Hit Daughter Surrenders
Authorities say a Mercer County man who allegedly injured his young daughter when he threw a brick during a domestic argument with the child’s mother last month has turned himself in.
Twenty-five-year-old Edward Smith of Hamilton Township (Mercer County) faces several charges, including assault and child endangerment. But authorities don’t believe he intentionally tried to hurt the 3-year-old girl during the Jan. 28 confrontation in Brick.
The child was struck in the face by the brick. It knocked out a tooth, and she needed stitches for a cut on her upper lip. Smith surrendered to Allentown police late this week and was later turned over to Brick police.
He was being held Saturday on $150,000 bail, and it was not known if he had retained an attorney.
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