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Warren man indicted in assault on baby

8-day-old found with brain injuries, broken bone

WARREN — A special session of the Trumbull County grand jury on Thursday indicted a Warren man who is accused of causing injuries to an 8-day-old girl as he was watching her on Aug. 26.

Andrew J. Jacobs, 27, 1951 Southern Blvd. NW, is charged with two counts of felonious assault and two counts of endangering children. Jacobs was the subject of a Warren police investigation after a newborn was discovered with bleeding on the brain and a broken collarbone.

A Trumbull County 911 report shows police were called to an apartment in the 200 block of Willard Avenue SE about 9:30 p.m. Aug. 26 to investigate injuries to infant Skylo Jacobs.

The mother, Kathleen Long, called 911 and said her baby had swollen eyes and bruises. She told dispatchers she had left her baby with her boyfriend for a couple of hours.

The 911 report states that neighbors said they saw a man run out the apartment door.

The baby first was taken to St. Joseph Warren Hospital and then transferred to Akron Children’s Hospital.

An updated condition report for the baby was not available, although the last report available had the baby expected to leave the intensive care unit of the Akron hospital.

Jail records show Jacobs, who authorities say is not the baby’s father, has been in custody since his arrest about noon Aug. 27. If convicted of all charges, Jacobs could face a maximum of 32 years in prison.

Records show the case has been assigned to Common Pleas Judge Andrew D. Logan’s court, which has scheduled Jacobs’ arraignment for 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

A second case charged by the grand jury Thursday involved a secret indictment.

The third case involved jail inmate Richard Couturiaux, 38, who is charged with bribery and violating a protection order. Couturiaux’s case, investigated by the county sheriff’s office, has been assigned to Judge Peter J. Kontos’ court.

Couturiaux has been in the jail since February awaiting a Nov. 2 trial before Judge Logan on two counts of felony domestic violence, burglary and violating a protection order.

gvogrin@tribtoday.com

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