Bite marks that were found on an infant’s face have led to a child abuse charge against the baby’s father.
Anthony Ervin II of Muskegon has been charged with third degree child abuse for the incident that occurred at his house this past September. In a separate case, Ervin has been charged with possession of a controlled substance and resisting and obstructing police for an incident that occurred April 21. In both cases, he will be charged as a third-time habitual offender,
It’s alleged that on Sept. 19, 2016 Ervin bit his 2-month-old child at least once and caused other facial injuries. The injuries were discovered by the child’s mother, who called police.
Ervin will be charged as a third time habitual offender.
His felony convictions include unarmed robbery and resisting and obstructing police in 2007. He also has juvenile convictions in 2005 for assault and battery and possession of an imitation of a controlled substance,. Ervin was arraigned on the child abuse charge April 24, and bond was set at $20,000 cash or surety. Bond on the cocaine possession and resisting and obstructing charges was also set at $20,000.
The preliminary examination on all charges is set for 11 a.m. May 9 before Muskegon County District Judge Harold Closz.