On April 30, 2020, Investigators with the Morganton Department of Public Safety received a report from the Burke County Department of Social Services, Child Protective Services, which stated that a juvenile had been taken to Carolinas Health Care Systems Blue Ridge with serious injuries.  The juvenile was transported to Levin Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, where the juvenile was determined to have multiple injuries constant with the juvenile being shaken.

David Allen Proctor, D.O.B. 11/12/1987, of 119 C Myrtle St. Morganton, NC was charged with N.C.G.S. 14-814.4(A3), Felony Child Abuse: A parent or any other person providing care to or supervision of a child less than 16 years of age who intentionally inflicts any serious bodily injury to the child or who intentionally commits an assault upon the child which results in any serious bodily injury to the child, or which results in permanent or protracted loss or impairment of any mental or emotional function of the child. This charge is a Class B2 felony.

Proctor was placed into the Burke County Jail under a $100,000 secure bond. Proctor has an initial court appearance on May 8, 2020.