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.