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Man arrested on child abuse charge

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A Livingston County man was arrested in Paducah on a child abuse charge Wednesday, according to Paducah police.

The man, 21-year-old Cole B. Yates, of Smithland, is accused of seriously injuring a 5-month-old boy. Police say the child was taken by ambulance to Baptist Health Paducah Saturday and later transferred to Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville. The child was diagnosed with a broken arm, a laceration behind one ear and an injury to his mouth. 

The Paducah Police Department says Yates was staying with the child's mother on North 29th Street when boy was hurt. Police allege Yates became frustrated while trying to feed the baby and tried to force a bottle into his mouth, and jerked the baby's arm as well. 

Yates has been charged with first degree criminal abuse. He was jailed at McCracken County Regional Jail. 

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