A man arrested in March and charged with throwing a puppy has now been arrested on child abuse charges for allegedly breaking an infant’s femur, village police said.
Michael B. Salamone, 25, was arrested Tuesday and charged with second-degree assault for causing injury to a person less than 7 years old and endangering the welfare of a child.
Michael B. Salamone
Chief Michael Grover sent an officer Monday to a house to assist Child Protective Services in a possible child abuse investigation.
A 10-week-old child was taken to Wyoming County Community Hospital by ambulance and after being evaluated was found to have a broken leg. The break was confirmed after the child was transferred to Oishei Children’s Hospital in Buffalo.
Salamone was arraigned in Village Court and committed to Wyoming County Jail with bail set at $50,000. He is to return to court Sept. 13.
In March, Salamone was charged with torturing/injuring an animal under state Agriculture and Markets Law after he was seen on home security cameras picking up a 10-month-old female puppy and throwing her. The dog was not injured.