Springfield man accused of child abuse

Published Nov 18, 2012 at 04:00AM / Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 12:31AM

SPRINGFIELD — Police arrested a Springfield man who they say broke the arm of his girlfriend’s 20-month-old son and neglected to take him to a doctor.

Shawn Richard Cannon, 24, was arraigned Friday on charges of assault and criminal mistreatment and is lodged in Lane County jail.

Police said the child’s arm was broken Nov. 10 and it wasn’t until five days later that a relative learned of the injury and took the boy to the hospital.