A 23–year-old Fairbanks man is in jail at this hour, accused of injuring his 18–month old son last summer to the point where medical and health care providers had to be involved.
Late last week, a local grand jury indicted Jonathon Gustafson on a single count of Felony Assault in the Third Degree.
Members of the Alaska Bureau of Investigation arrested Gustafson late Wednesday and transported him to the Fairbanks Correctional Center where he remains on a 15 thousand dollar bail.
In a trooper news release, authorities say their investigation began in August of 2011 after the Fairbanks Child Abuse Investigations Unit received a report of alleged harm to the child while in the care of Gustafson.
The extent of the child’s injuries is not known, but troopers say the injuries were not life-threatening.
Gustafson spoke in open court today. He said while he's innocent of the charge, members of the Grand Jury chose to overlook his claims.
Gustafson has a 2011 felony theft charge in his criminal history, according to records on file with the Alaska court system.
He will be arraigned in Superior Court on the assault charge on Tuesday.