Deputies: Seneca man arrested after 2-month-old suffers multiple injuries

Nicolas James Underwood. (Source: Oconee Co. Detention Center).

The Oconee County Sheriff's Office said a Seneca man has been arrested after a two-month-old suffered multiple injuries.

Deputies said 34-year-old Nicolas James Underwood was arrested on Thursday and charged with child abuse inflicting great bodily injury.

According to the sheriff's office, deputies responded to a home in Seneca regarding reports of possible child abuse. Deputies said an examination revealed a two-month-old suffered injuries to the upper torso and head.

The child was admitted to the hospital for further treatment and has not been released, the sheriff's office said.

According to deputies, an investigation found that Underwood caused the child's injuries while the child was in his care.

Underwood is currently being held at the Oconee County Detention Center.

The investigation is ongoing.

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