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Smithfield baby on life support; dad charged with abuse

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SMITHFIELD, N.C. -

A Smithfield baby is on life support and the father faces child abuse charges.

Johnathan Michael Jones is being held under a $200,000 secured bond after being charged with intentional child abuse and inflicting serious injury

Jones was charged after his two-month old child was found unresponsive on Caswell Street in Smithfield Friday night. When officers arrived at 11:24 p.m., the child was not breathing.

The child was transported to the hospital and placed in intensive care on life support.

There was no update on the infant's condition Sunday.

Jones has a court date Monday.

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