Police arrested an Underwood man after his 4-year-old son was taken to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville with “serious and suspicious” injuries, according to a release from Indiana State Police.

Christopher A. Bruck, 27, of 22146 Campbell Street in Underwood, IN was charged with Aggravated Battery, Level 3 Felony and Neglect of Dependent Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, Level 3 Felony.



Saturday evening, Detective Raichel Abbott and Detective David Mitchell from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg were sent to the Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, KY to investigate serious and suspicious injuries to a four year old male child from Underwood.

The child had been transferred to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, KY from the Scott County Hospital located in Scott County, IN.

A doctor at the Scott County Hospital contacted the Indiana State Police after seeing the child and suspecting possible injuries from child abuse.

While at the Kosair Children’s Hospital, Detective’s Abbott and Mitchell interviewed the father of the child, Bruck.

While talking to Bruck it was learned that he became upset at the four year old child and struck him.

After the incident on Saturday, Scott County E.M.S. was called to the address in Underwood and transported the child to the Scott County Hospital for treatment.

After speaking to Bruck, the son was transported back to Indiana where he was arrested and incarcerated at the Clark County Jail.

This investigation is continuing.