Kyle man arrested in child injury case

UPDATE – Feb. 7, 1:20 p.m. 

A Kyle man wanted in an injury to a child case has been arrested in Killeen, according to a city of San Marcos release.

Richard Vincent Blythe, 19, of Kyle, was arrested Feb. 4 by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force and is now in custody.

An arrest warrant was issued Jan. 18 for Blythe, who had been scheduled to turn himself in, according to the release.

Blythe fled the area and had been on the run since mid-January.

Authorities issued an arrest warrant after a medical evaluation on his nine-month-old child showed extensive injuries including skull fractures, broken ribs and several liver lacerations.

The warrant was released after a two month investigation and interviews with the child’s mother, Child Protective Services and doctors at Dell Children’s Hospital, according to the release.

Blythe is expected to be transported back to Hays County within the next few weeks, officials said.

EARLIER 

Authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating a man suspected of causing multiple injuries to an infant. 

Richard Vincent Blythe, 19, of Kyle, is wanted for injury to a child/serious bodily injury, according to a city of San Marcos press release.

According to a city of San Marcos press release, this is the most recent photo of Richard Vincent Blythe, who is wanted in connection with a child injury case. Officials said Blythe might have grown facial hair since the photo had been taken. (Photo courtesy city of San Marcos).

Blythe is a white male standing 5-feet, 6-inches tall who weighs approximately 200 lbs. Blythe has blonde hair, blue eyes and could have facial hair. His last known address is a residence in the Kyle area. 

According to the release, San Marcos Police detectives were contacted by Dell Children’s Hospital in Austin to investigate injuries sustained by a nine-month-old infant.

During the medical evaluation, officials discovered the infant had skull fractures, broken ribs and several lacerations to the liver. Many of the injuries were in different stages of healing, according to the release. The infant is still hospitalized, according to officials. 

Police issued an arrest warrant following two months of interviews with the child’s mother, Child Protective Services and doctors at Dell Children’s.

According to the release, several attempts at locating Blythe have been unsuccessful. The U.S. Marshal’s Office is assisting in the search. 

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Blythe should contact Detective Robert Elrod at 512.753.2132.

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