UPDATED: Monday Arraignment for Fairfield Teen Dad Who Allegedly Bit Off Nose of Infant Son

Bail is set at $765,000 for 18-year-old arrested on suspicion of child cruelty and aggravated mayhem. The baby is in stable condition.

Joshua Cooper, 18, of Fairfield, arrested after he allegedly bit the nose off his crying baby boy. Photo courtesy: Fairfield Police Department
Joshua Cooper, 18, of Fairfield, arrested after he allegedly bit the nose off his crying baby boy. Photo courtesy: Fairfield Police Department
By Bay City News


A young father accused of biting off part of his infant son's nose because he would not stop crying will be arraigned in Solano County Superior Court Monday afternoon.

Joshua Cooper, 18, of Fairfield, was booked in the Solano County jail Thursday afternoon on felony charges of aggravated mayhem and child cruelty causing injury or death. He is being held under $765,000 bail.
Police said a hysterical female called them around 8:10 a.m. Thursday and said her infant child was bleeding from the head, Sgt. Troy Oviatt said.

Police found a month-old boy bleeding from the face in a Fairfield apartment in the 1000 block of Alaska Avenue. The boy was in stable condition today. 


Thursday, March 13
A Fairfield man who allegedly bit off part of the nose of his infant son because the child was crying has been arrested, police said today.

Fairfield police were called to an apartment on the 1000 block of Alaska Avenue shortly after 8 a.m. after a "hysterical female" called reporting that her baby was bleeding from the nose, according to Sgt. Troy Oviatt.

Officers arriving at the apartment found a 1-month-old infant bleeding from the face.

A number of family members were present including the child's 18-year-old father, Joshua Cooper, and 17-year-old mother, Oviatt said.

The baby was taken to NorthBay Medical Center in Fairfield for treatment, where doctors determined the baby's nose had been severed and the child had suffered possible head trauma.

The child was transferred to Children's Hospital Oakland, where doctors determined he had suffered a skull fracture and a brain hemorrhage, and had lost one-third of his nose, Oviatt said.

The boy is currently in stable condition, Oviatt said.

Investigators arrested Cooper on suspicion of child cruelty and aggravated mayhem after finding that he had allegedly bitten off the baby's nose because he was frustrated at the child's crying, Oviatt said.

An investigation continues into how the baby sustained the skull fracture and brain hemorrhage.

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Slapshot March 16, 2014 at 12:02 PM
Maybe his lawyers can funnel some of that " My Brothers Keeper " cash from Santa Clause and begin building his defense.
Kevin March 16, 2014 at 02:44 PM
50 years of liberal enabling.Trillions of dollars down the toilet for the "Great Society". Thanks L.B.J.This vermin is what we get. You voted for it,folks.
Lisbeth Allen March 17, 2014 at 11:27 AM
So disgusting that I don't have words for it. However, if you gave me a pile of rocks I know exactly what I would do.
DANNY N. LEIGHTON June 18, 2014 at 10:02 AM
I don't believe sterilization is the best solution to this problem. I think castration without anesthetic is a better option.
whitney2 June 29, 2014 at 02:39 PM
I do not believe castration without anesthetic is a good option, but I do agree that castration is needed.


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