Treatment of a toddler for a broken leg at Kingman Regional Medical Center prompted a criminal investigation and the arrest of a Kingman man. The Mohave County Sheriff’s office reports the November 9 arrest of Matthew Lawrence Wright on aggravated assault and child abuse charges.
Agency spokeswoman Trish Carter said Wright admitted his involvement in harming his girlfriend’s two-year-old son. In addition to the fractured femur, the boy also suffered bruising to his neck.
Following discharge from the hospital, the boy was placed in care and custody of the Department of Child Safety.