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DeRidder man booked in injury of two-year-old

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DeRidder Police arrested a local man after finding an unresponsive two-year-old with injuries in his care. 

Forrest Edward Menard, 22, was booked with second-degree cruelty to a juvenile, Chief John Gott said. 

Police, fire and ambulance personnel responded to a home and found the child Friday, suffering from visible injuries to his head, neck and body, the chief said. The child was taken to a local hospital, where it was determined he had suffered severe head trauma, the chief said. The child was then flown to another hospital, the chief said. 

The investigation is continuing and additional charges may be pending, the chief said. 

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