Camden County man in custody after burning child in bath water

Press Release
WANTED: Sam Webster

On 02/15/21, deputies began an investigation regarding an infant with substantial burns to its body. During the investigation, detectives learned the burns were purported because of a bath given by the father. The child was transported to a Springfield hospital to be treated for burns. The child is listed in serious condition. As a result of the investigation, a warrant was issued for the infant’s father. At the time of the investigation, deputies were unable to locate the suspect.

Samuel I Webster of Camdenton has since been taken into custody after local tips helped law enforcement locate his whereabouts.