Troy Couple Arrested on Child Abuse Charges

A Troy couple is being charged with abuse and neglect of their 11 month old son.

According to the Troy Police Department officers found the new born with substantial bruises, and cuts to the head and face along with human bite marks on his body at the 700 block of West Wood Street in Troy on Saturday.

The boy was transported to a St. Louis pediatric hospital where he underwent surgery to repair internal injuries.

Police arrested Brandon D. Johnson and Kristen Hopper.

The infant has been placed in protective custody.

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