Soldier charged with child abuse

Steve Ray Bravo (Spring Lake Police Department)

April 2, 2013 1:15:47 PM PDT
Detectives have charged a Fort Bragg soldier with abusing his 5-week-old infant so severely the baby was left with major brain injuries.

Steve Ray Bravo, 24, of the 700 block of Wellons Ave, Spring Lake, was arrested Monday. Bail was set at $75,000.

Spring Lake police say they began their investigation after the infant was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center March 28 with breathing problems. Doctors said the baby had injuries consistent with abuse.

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