Local man charged with assaulting newborn son


A Chambersburg man faces aggravated assault charges as the result of an attack on his newborn infant last Sunday.

Local man charged
Michael Woods

Chambersburg police were called to a home on Sheller Avenue at 5:13 p.m. Sunday on a report of an active domestic disturbance. On arrival, they were told Michael Woods, 28, had lifted his newborn infant about three feet off of a bed and then dropped the infant onto the bed.  

Woods then began to force a bottle into the infant’s mouth, causing the baby to choke, according to the police report.  

Woods is charged with the following crimes:

  • Aggravated Assault – Victim Less Than 6 and Defendant 18 or older (2nd degree felony)
  • Endangering Welfare of Children, Parent/Guardian/Other Commits Offense (1st degree felony)
  • Simple Assault (2nd degree misdemeanor)
  • Possession of marijuana-Small Amt Personal Use (misdemeanor)

Woods is in Franklin County Jail, unable to post $250,000 Bail set by Magisterial District Judge Glenn Manns during his arraignment Monday.

His preliminary hearing is set for 8:15 a.m. July 6 in Franklin County Magisterial district Court.

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