A magistrate court judge denied bond for 32-year-old Dennis James, suspected of causing critical brain injuries to a Washington County infant.
He faces three charges, according to the county sheriff.
James is now charged with child cruelty, aggravated battery and aggravated assault, says Sheriff Thomas Smith. He said James is now in the Washington County jail.
Smith says he recommended to the judge that bond be denied.
The sheriff says 10-month-old Jasmine Rogers is in critical condition at a children's hospital in Augusta with brain damage.
As of Wednesday morning, Smith said the baby had no brain activity.
Smith says James is the boyfriend of Rogers' mother.
Smith says Jasmine Rogers was taken to the Washington County Regional Medical Center around 3 a.m. Tuesday. Her mother and James told nurses that the baby was vomiting and had an upset stomach.
He says nurses noticed that the child had a bruise on its forehead and realized that it had brain injuries.
He said the baby was taken by helicopter Tuesday morning to an Augusta hospital. He said investigators went to Augusta to interview the mother and her boyfriend.
Smith says his office asked the GBI's Eastman office to investigate.
He said his office had no details on how or why the injuries happened.