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Warren man convicted of endangering two-month-old boy

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A Warren man will be sentenced in the coming weeks after pleading guilty to charges stemming from the serious injury of a two-month-old child.

Charles Richard Ellis, 37, of Oak Knoll Avenue SE pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of child endangering.  As part of a plea deal reached in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court, two counts of assault handed up in a secret indictment were dismissed.

Ellis was arrested last August after investigators  said that Ellis recklessly abused the baby, causing serious physical harm.

The charges stem from an investigation carried out by Warren police who were called to Akron Children's Hospital in January of last year to take a report on the child who suffered what was described as a major injury.

Prosecutor Diane Barber says the child was airlifted from Boardman to the hospital with head trauma and brain bleeding.

According to Barber, the child survived but they also discovered evidence of previous rib fractures, which led to the second set of charges. 

Ellis will be sentenced following the completion of a pre-sentence investigation.

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