WYOMING COUNTY– We have more information on a story that WOAY brought you first. New charges have been filed in the case against a couple whose baby endured extensive trauma.
Gregory Church Jr. has been charged with child abuse on Wednesday by the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Department. Church and Crystal Thomas were arrested on December 29th after a report of an unresponsive child. Thomas’s 10 month old baby was taken to Charleston Area Medical Center and both Crystal and Church were charged with child neglect.
The baby has several broken bones, torn retinas, brain hemorrhages, and lip and tongue injuries. Doctors say the injuries were non-accidental and had occurred over a 2 to 3 week period. Deputies told us on Wednesday that the baby is stable and expected to live.