DeRidder man arrested after 4-week-old baby hospitalized

Giovanni Beltran
Giovanni Beltran(DeRidder Police Department)
Published: Jan. 16, 2023 at 10:32 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 17, 2023 at 7:39 AM CST
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DERIDDER, La. (KALB) - A DeRidder man was arrested after the DeRidder Police Department received a call about a 4-week-old infant in a hospital that appeared to have been abused.

Detectives spoke with Giovanni Beltran, 27, who was later arrested and charged with second degree cruelty to a juvenile. Bond has not yet been set.

Police said that due to the severity of the infant’s injuries, the infant was airlifted to a hospital out of town for further medical treatment. The Investigation is ongoing.

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