Columbus media reports the man will face trial on a charge of felony child abuse. A request to lower the man’s bond was denied by the presiding judge.
According to court documents, the man contacted authorities on January 22 and reported that his son had stopped breathing. It was determined by doctors at the hospital that the boy had suffered a major head injury.
According to local media, the man eventually confessed to head butting the young boy due to his “fussy” behavior.
The man’s name is not being reported by the Associated Press to protect the identity of the child.