Wednesday, September 24, 2014

GJ Man Arrested On Charge Of Child Abuse

Mother's Boyfriend Suspect In Child Abuse

Andrew Herne, 23, of Grand Junction
Mesa County, Colo. -- On Monday, Andrew Herne, 23, of Grand Junction, was booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility on one charge of child abuse, a class 3 felony. He remains in jail as of this posting, being held on a $60,000 cash or surety bond. He is next scheduled to appear in court on September 30, at 8 a.m.

Andrew is the boyfriend of the baby's mother, Brianna. The baby boy was nearly 3 months old when injuries were found by an emergency room physician at a local hospital in August 2014. A review of the various injuries to the baby by multiple medical professionals resulted in broken ribs and legs were not accidental trauma.

To report suspect child abuse in Mesa County, call 911 or the Child Protection Hotline at 242-1211. And, for information on any inmate in our jail facility, visit our Inmate Inquiry System webpage.