Cloquet man pleads not guilty to assault of infant
A Cloquet man has pleaded not guilty to assaulting a 3-month-old infant.
Orion Harrison Sinclair Verbist, 25, entered his plea Friday in State District Court in Carlton. He is being held in the Carlton County Jail on $500,000 bail.
The Cloquet Police Department received information from St. Luke's hospital in Duluth regarding injuries to a 3-month-old child consistent with child abuse, according to a news release from CPD. The infant was transferred to Children's Minnesota in Minneapolis with a fractured skull, arm and rib.
An investigation led the CPD to suspect the infant's father caused the injuries.
A warrant was issued for Verbist on Dec. 19, when he was arrested and transported to jail.
Verbist is next scheduled for a pre-trial hearing April 19.