Lexington Park, Maryland – St. Mary’s Sheriff Tim Cameron reports that on April 16, 2014, emergency room staff at Medstar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, reported a two month old female had been brought in with substantial injuries. Specifically, the infant had fractures to her left tibia and right femur, several broken ribs, and internal abdominal and spinal trauma. Medical staff determined the injuries were not the result of normal care and handling of an infant. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division immediately responded to the hospital. The investigation revealed the infant was in the care and custody of her father identified as suspect Reynold O’Brien Gibbs, 27, of Lexington Park, the night of 4-15-14 into the morning hours of 4-16-14 at the family residence located on Island Road in Lexington Park. Gibbs brought his daughter into the hospital the morning of 4-16-14 after he discovered her leg was hanging limp.
Gibbs was placed under arrest by Detective Corporal Merritt and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with 1st Degree Child Abuse: Severe Physical Injury, 2nd Degree Child Abuse, 1st Degree Assault, and 2nd Degree Assault. Gibbs remains incarcerated with a $75,000.00 bond.
The victim was flown to an area hospital by helicopter where she remains in the neonatal intensive care unit.