Two Month Old in Intensive Care, Lexington Park Father Charged With Child Abuse

April 18, 2014
Reynold O’Brien Gibbs, 27, of Lexington Park

Reynold O’Brien Gibbs, 27, of Lexington Park

On Wednesday, 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 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.

The victim was flown to an area hospital by helicopter where she remains in the neonatal intensive care unit.

He was charged with 1st Degree Child Abuse: Severe Physical Injury, 2nd Degree Child Abuse, 1st Degree Assault, and 2nd Degree Assault.

Gibbs appeared before District Court Commissioner Joseph Clarkson, and bail was set at $75,000.

Reynold O’Brien Gibbs, 27, of Lexington Park

Reynold O’Brien Gibbs, 27, of Lexington Park

35 Responses to Two Month Old in Intensive Care, Lexington Park Father Charged With Child Abuse

  1. Barb on April 18, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    Useless piece of trash. I hope they put him in the general population where the inmates will exact justice of their own. How useless of a man is he to beat up a baby????

  2. Anonymous on April 18, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    You lousy POS how dare you hurt that baby.Bring that s&#t my way punk, I hope the other inmates find out what you have done. You are garbage, you don’t deserve to breath

  3. Anonymous on April 18, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    Why was bail even set for this POS??!!

    • Ericas on April 18, 2014 at 7:32 pm

      It is because of the zombie-liberals enabling that! We should bring the public execution back so the criminals would fled to other states just as you turn a light on, and the roaches runnnnnnns like there’s no tomorrow! Liberals are too whimp to do that and they are also in bed with lawyers. Arrest —> Lawyer —-> More law system = More arrests, BINGO!

      • T Mosley on April 21, 2014 at 8:43 am

        Um….excuse me…liberal here…i think the old style of exacting justice should be brought back…an eye for an eye..i’m all about taking trash like this, right out. Don’t paint us all with such a broad brush..that’s not cool.

  4. Anonymous on April 18, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    That’s disgusting. Makes me sick to my stomach. That poor little girl I pray for a fast recovery. I hope he never gets to ever see her again!! POS

  5. Anonymous on April 18, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    Prison Justice!!!!!!! Need to meet a shank or two… You are not a father take your name of the birth certificate POS@##$%&-!

  6. Anonymous on April 18, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    POS…needs to have the same done to him.

  7. Anonymous on April 18, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    POS….he needs to have the same done to him.

  8. JusticeIsServed on April 18, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    What disgusting waste of space. I can’t wait until the prisoners serve justice upon that worthless POS! No mercy for filth that intentionally causes harm to children.

  9. Cam on April 19, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Such an idiot, wish we could do the same thing to him and just dump him at the landfill.

    • Anonymous on April 19, 2014 at 12:17 pm

      You are ignorant.

      • Anonymous on April 19, 2014 at 10:29 pm

        No its not same should happen to you if you feel that’s wrong

  10. Anonymous on April 19, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    You people don’t know this person. In this country you are innocent until proven guilty. You do not know the facts of this case. You have a linch mob mentality. You should hope that no accusation like this ever comes your way. Shame on this site for posting pictures of people before a verdict from the court is given. Innocent people can be hurt by this type of media. Let’s see if this message gets posted since my first two were not. I guess only negative comments are posted.

    • Billy Bob on April 20, 2014 at 1:02 pm

      Wawawawaaaaaaahhhhhh. Bleeding heart liberal. Wanna let him watch your 2 month old child?

      • Anonymous on April 21, 2014 at 9:09 pm

        Actually I’m a conservative. I know him personally and believe he will be found innocent.

        • Billy Bob on April 23, 2014 at 4:24 pm

          And the difference is???

    • anonymous on April 20, 2014 at 1:06 pm


    • ryan lochte on April 20, 2014 at 1:18 pm

      Because babies just miraculously break their ribs, and legs? I’ve read enough facts. Guilty! Or maybe sids is sudden infant destruction syndrome and he truly is innocent? Sound logic from a half wit

      • ryan lochte on April 20, 2014 at 1:18 pm


      • Anonymous on April 27, 2014 at 1:27 am

        Osteogenesis imperfect. Yep it happens.

    • werwe on April 21, 2014 at 8:50 am

      Sounds like the idiot that was spewing the same stuff on another website. Only here they didn’t mention they were close friends of the family. Almost sounds like a troll

    • Anonymous on April 21, 2014 at 3:49 pm

      How can there be anything but negative toward this animal. Throw him away and the key to lock him up. Who would even lay down with this beast.

    • really on April 21, 2014 at 4:08 pm

      First of all it is lynch mob, not linch. More important though is reporting of arrests. Do you really want to live in a country where arrests are not reported by the media? Where photos of arrestees are never published? Think about that for a moment. As for Gibbs here, I read a story that said he was charged, not that he did the charged conduct-there is nothing wrong with that. That means probable cause was established to move him through the CJ system. There is nothing secret or special about him being arrested and the public has a right to know what their officers are doing. As for not knowing the true story, you are correct. Most of us do know however that 2 month old children do not suffer fractures as a result of playing. They don’t suffer fractures, especially to the femur, as a result of a simple fall. A child with multiple fractures that was not pulled from a car wreck is an immediate suspect victim of child abuse. One fracture is possible, but still rare, kids don’t break like we do. I’ve seen infants fall from beds onto tile floors with no injury and kids fall from their dad’s shoulders to pavement with nothing more than scrapes. I’ve never seen an infant, outside of abuse or a severe car accident, suffer a long bone fracture. It just doesn’t happen. What does happen is infants have a bad habit of crying, a lot. I think it was my daughter’s hobby. It gets annoying, anyone that disagrees doesn’t have kids. Annoying however does not mean beatable. Gibbs couldn’t handle it, probably becuase he is a thug and knows one reaction to any stressful situation-violence. Hit it, yell at it, throw it, kick it, its all the same.

      And, no I am not conserative, I am liberal. I believe in gun ownership and capital punishment (especially for thugs like your misunderstood BFF) but at the end of the day I am generally considered liberal.

      • Anonymous on April 21, 2014 at 9:25 pm

        Sounds like you are a news reporter from this site. Your bias is showing. You sure pull “facts” from thin air. Don’t make assumptions, you know nothing about the person who posted this response to. It is sad to see your logic.

      • Anonymous on April 21, 2014 at 9:44 pm

        Excuse the British spelling.

        • Anonymous on April 23, 2014 at 7:49 am

          If you think that he will be innocent because you know him…that also makes you a lousy POS

  11. Anonymous on April 19, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    Anyone know how to get word to the other inmates about what this taint to society did?

    • Anonymous on April 21, 2014 at 8:52 pm

      They knew why he was there before this article was placed online. He’s in isolation.

  12. Anonymous on April 20, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Who gave this POS a child.

    • Anonymous on April 20, 2014 at 5:25 pm

      OMG!!!!! How can someone do that to a child!!!!!!! It is so many people out here that want kid’s,and can’t then u get a Idiot like this that does something like this… WOW!!!!! I think someone should do that to him let him feel that pain like that baby did…I pray that baby be ok,but my other question was where is the mom she didn’t know he was crazy???

  13. successful on April 21, 2014 at 6:41 am

    Hopefully this sick pig never gets to set eyes on that poor baby ever again! He needs to be thrown out to the buzzards to pick him to the bone!

  14. interesting on April 21, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Sounds like theres more to the story… dont make sense that he hurt her and then took her to the hospital…..furthermore where was the mom?

    • Anonymous on April 22, 2014 at 9:21 am

      I was speaking about this with someone yesterday. All of the injuries, EXCEPT the limp leg were not visible to him. Once he realized that the leg was limp, he probably thought, “maybe i should get this looked at.”

  15. Anonymous on April 21, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Whom ever did will face judgement one way or another