Man accused of fracturing baby's skull

Michael Buchanan, 23, of Raleigh, was charged Thursday with one count of intentional child abuse causing serious bodily injury. (Credit: Wake County CCBI)

A North Carolina man beat his girlfriend's baby, causing a skull fracture, court documents allege.

Michael Buchanan, 23, of Raleigh, was charged Thursday with one count of intentional child abuse causing serious bodily injury.

According to the court filings, Buchanan assaulted his girlfriend's 22-month-old child and caused a "back skull fracture and subdural brain bleed."

Buchanan was being held in the Wake County Detention Center under a $100,000 secured bond.