Jan 13, 2020 5:55 PM

Police: Kan. father arrested, twins hospitalized with serious injuries

Posted Jan 13, 2020 5:55 PM
Williams photo Sedgwick County
Williams photo Sedgwick County

SEDGWICK COUNTY—Law enforcement authorities are investigating a case of alleged child abuse that sent two children to a hospital.

At noon Friday, police responded to an assist EMS call regarding a child not breathing at a home in the 2800 Block of South Emporia in Wichita, according to Captain Brent Allred.

Upon arrival offices located a 2-month-old boy unresponsive. EMS transported the child to a local hospital where it was discovered he had serious internal injuries, according to Allred. 

Investigators learned the boy had previous injuries in addition to the injuries discovered Friday. His 2-month-old twin sister had a healing broken femur.

As a result of the investigation, police arrested 22-year-old Marlin D. Williams, Jr.,  on requested charges of aggravated battery, according to Allred.  The boy and his sister remain hospitalized. 

Police also located a 1-year-old boy and a 2-year-old girl at the home. They were not injured and placed into police protective custody. 

Williams is the father of the children. Police believe the injuries were physical. The 2-year-old also had a healing broken clavicle, according to Allred.

The mother of the children was not at home at the time of the arrest. 

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Police: 9-month-old Kan. girl remains hospitalized in critical condition
Rader photo Sedgwick County

SEDGWICK COUNTY—Law enforcement authorities are investigating a Kansas man for alleged child abuse.

Just before 11:30 p.m. 10, police and EMS were dispatched to the 3600 block of West 13th street North in Wichita for a child not breathing, according to Captain Brent Allred. At the scene, they discovered a 9-month-old girl with critical injuries.  EMS transported her to a local hospital where she remains hospitalized in very critical condition, according to Allred.

Investigators learned  the child received injuries while in the care of 25-year-old Breitan Radar at the home. That led to his arrest on requested charges of child abuse, child endangerment, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, cultivation of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held on a $250,000 bond, according to online jail records.

A 6-year-old boy and a 2-year-old boy found at the home were placed in police protective custody.  Radar is the father of 6-year-old and not the father of the victim.

During the investigation officers discovered a marijuana grow operation inside the apartment.   

Radar had called the mother to tell her the baby was not breathing. The mother saw a Sedgwick County Sheriff's Deputy's vehicle, contacted the deputy who followed her to the home.

The case will be presented to the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office