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Posted: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 11:30 am

WACO — A 23-year-old Fort Hood man will remain in jail while awaiting trial after investigators said he tried to smother a small child earlier this month.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey C. Manske ruled Tuesday that Charles Anthony Bartley will remain in jail without bond as he waits to face a felony charge of assaulting a minor with a deadly weapon. According to a criminal complaint, Bartley attempted to smother his 14-month-old stepson with a pillow May 7.

The child’s mother said she walked down the stairs to find Bartley forcing the child’s face into a pillow.

Bartley stopped what he was doing, left the residence and turned himself in to military police. As of Wednesday morning, no further hearings were set in Bartley’s case.

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  • Dee10101 posted at 6:50 pm on Fri, May 23, 2014.

    Dee10101 Posts: 1

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  • Laura posted at 4:19 pm on Thu, May 15, 2014.

    Laura Posts: 4

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