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4-year-old Lake County boy flown to hospital after abuse, police say

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RONAN - A Montana man is in jail on charges that he abused and seriously injured a 4-year-old boy.

The Lake County Sheriff's Office says they responded to a child abuse report and found the child seriously injured. The boy was life-flighted to an out-of-state hospital and is currently in stable condition.

Keith Michel Jr., 28, was arrested on an outstanding warrant and charged with assault on a minor. He's jailed in Lake County on a $20,000 bond.

The following is a press release from the Lake County Sheriff's Office:

The Lake County Sheriff's Office and CSKT Tribal Police investigated the report of possible child abuse occurring in the Ronan area upon a 4 year old boy.  Officers were able to locate the child and determined he was in need of immediate medical attention.  The child was transported via ambulance to a local hospital prior to being flown to an out of state hospital.  The child is currently in stable condition. 

28 year old, Keith Michele Jr. was arrested on an outstanding warrant and later charged with assault on a minor and placed in the Lake County Jail where he remains on a $20k bond.  A 24 year old female was arrested for an outstanding warrant through tribal court.  Other children in the home were remanded to Tribal Social Services.  Investigation is continuing and it is expected that more charges may be filed as a result of the investigation.    

-Don Bell, Sheriff

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