Meigs County Sheriff, Keith O. Wood, reports the arrest of Thaddeus Bumgardner, age 32, on June 24, 2014. Deputies conducted a search warrant of Bumgardner's home on Noble Summit Road on the same date. The Sheriff said deputies first began the investigation when Bumgardner’s 5 month old son was flown to Cabell Huntington Hospital due to severe bruising and injuries consistent with abuse. Bumgardner was arraigned before the Honorable Judge Steven Story in Meigs County Court on June 25, 2014 for the charge of Felonious Assault, and was granted a release on his own recognizance, against the recommendation of the Meigs County Prosecutors Office. As of June 25, 2014, at 4:16P.M. Cabell Huntington Hospital had the baby listed as in critical condition.