LINKEDINCOMMENTMORE

VIRGINIA BEACH - A Virginia Beach man is facing charges in the death of his girlfriend's young child.

Police say Micah Patterson was watching four-month-old Aubrey Hannsz while his girlfriend was gone.

Emergency personnel got a call around 8:00 p.m. that the baby was not breathing. They rushed to the couple's Ocean Trace Lane home and took the child to the hospital.

Police say that's when doctors notified them of possible abuse.

Following an investigation, Patterson, 22, was arrested on a charge of felony child abuse and neglect. He's being held in the Va. Beach City Jail without bond.

Police didn't not release information about what signs of possible abuse were found.

Read or Share this story: http://www.wvec.com/story/news/2014/09/05/14743006/