Deputies: Two charged with child abuse after infant brought to h - FOX Carolina 21

Deputies: Two charged with child abuse after infant brought to hospital with severe brain injuries

Posted: Updated:
Robert Alan Beach (left) and Pamela Sherlin Kimmons (right) (Source: GCSO) Robert Alan Beach (left) and Pamela Sherlin Kimmons (right) (Source: GCSO)
GREER, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Officials with Greenville County Sheriff's Office said a man and woman have both been charged in connection with a child abuse case.

Deputies said officials with the Sheriff's Office Specialized Investigations Division began investigating after an infant showed up at Greenville Memorial Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Unit with severe brain injuries.

During the investigation, deputies said it was discovered that the infant sustained severe head trauma. Warrants said the 2-month-old received extensive hemorrhaging from a violent assault. That trauma was determined to have been caused by the infant's father, 38-year-old Robert Alan Beach. 

Investigators also discovered that Beach had been under the influence of methamphetamine and marijuana "while in a position of trust with the child."

Beach was arrested and charged with child abuse with great bodily harm. The infant's mother, 40-year-old Pamela Sherlin Kimmons, was also arrested and charged with child neglect after investigators determined she failed to render aid to the child, and for allowing Beach to supervise the child with knowledge that he had been under the influence of drugs.

Kimmons was released on a $50,000 bond and Beach remains in the Greenville County Detention Center, held without bond. Deputies said the child is custody of the Department of Social Services at this time.

MORE NEWS: Deputies arrest 45 in 'Operation Millstone' targeting sexual predators, prostitutes

Copyright 2018 FOX Carolina (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly
Fox Carolina
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2018, WHNS; Greenville, SC. (A Meredith Corporation Station) . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.