Warren County, VA – A Warren County man, Chad Ritchie, 28, has been charged with second-degree murder and cruelty and injuries to children following the death of a 22-month-old child.
The Warren County Sheriff’s Office issued a media release late Thursday afternoon stating that the county’s E-911 Communications Center received a call on Wednesday that a child was in cardiac arrest at 908 Blue Mountain Road, Front Royal.
The release states, “The child was transported by EMS to Warren Memorial Hospital where the child passed away.”
According to the release, deputies began investigating the circumstances of the death, which led to Ritchie’s arrest. He is being held in the RSW Regional Jail.
Lt. Phillip Henry, who is handling the investigation, did not return a call regarding the case and Warren County Sheriff D. T. McEathron indicated that no information—other than the media release—was available.
Anyone with information regarding the case is encouraged to contact Lt. Phillip Henry at the Warren County Sheriff’s Office at (540) 635-4128 or (540) 635-7100.