7-week-old in serious condition after father, 19, beat her, police say


LINCOLN COUNTY, N.C. - A 19-year-old father is facing a felony child abuse charge after police said he beat his 7-week-old daughter.

Over the weekend, detectives learned from the Lincoln County Department of Social Services that the girl was admitted to an area hospital with a skull fracture, brain bleeding and broken ribs, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said.

She is still in the intensive care unit in serious condition, investigators said.

Detectives interviewed the girl’s father, Jordan Minteer, on Sunday and charged him with felony child abuse, according to the sheriff’s office.