Lakemoor man charged with abusing infant son

Published: 3/12/2010 3:49 PM

A Lakemoor man accused of shaking and severely injuring his 2-month-old son could spend 30 years behind bars, Lake County State's Attorney officials said.

Travis Myers, 20, is charged with aggravated battery of a child for the Jan. 7 attack, said Lake County Assistant State's Attorney Matt DeMartini.

The child, now 5 months old, is being cared for by a foster family after be placed by the Department of Children and Family Services, DeMartini said.

He said the boy was taken to Centegra Hospital-McHenry with brain trauma, detached retinas, a fractured left clavicle and a fractured left wrist. Authorities say the injuries occurred when Myers shook the baby while caring for him.

Myers was in Lake County court Thursday for a pretrial hearing, and is scheduled to return April 5. His trial is scheduled for May 3.