Authorities are searching for a Plainfield man accused of severely beating his 3-month-old child.


Michael Bell (Union County Prosecutor's Office)

Union County Prosecutor Theodore Romankow says aggravated assault charges have been filed against 34-year-old Michael Bell of Plainfield, and additional charges are expected to be brought in the matter.

Plainfield police responded to the Lee Place home around 10:35 p.m. Friday and found the infant, who was suffering from fractures and internal bleeding. The child remained hospitalized Saturday in grave condition.

Romankow says Bell fled the home after allegedly assaulting the child.

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