Baby boy suffers serious burns in Marion; Mom’s boyfriend arrested

MARION, OH (WCMH) – A 10-month-old baby boy from Marion suffered serious burn injuries and his mother’s boyfriend is facing felony charges.

Police said the boy was taken to Nationwide Childrens Hospital with serious injuries to his back on Wednesday. As of Friday, he remains hospitalized.

Police arrested Roy Allen Crabtree, 27, of Marion and charged him with endangering children, a second degree felony.

“The Marion Police Department is grateful that this case did not end in a fatality. We are shocked to see another case with such serious injuries, to such a small child” said Marion Police Major Jay McDonald.

Police say that Crabtree is the boyfriend of the child’s mother. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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