A convicted felon remains jailed after seriously injuring his one-and-a-half-month-old baby boy. Officers responded to 101 Johnson Circle on March 26. A relative in the home called 9-1-1 when they noticed the baby not breathing. First responders performed CPR and were able to save the baby. His condition improved during a hospital stay.
Investigators determined that the baby’s father, 28-year-old Demarcus Helm, was responsible for the extensive injuries. Facts uncovered during a multi-layer investigation were presented to a Grand Jury. Helm and the baby’s mother, 21-year-old Tytianna Jones, were ultimately arrested on May 18.
Helm, charged with x2 counts of Aggravated Child Abuse is being held on a $50,000 bond. He is due in court on May 31 at 9:00 am. Jones, who lied to investigators during her initial statements about the baby’s injuries, was charged with Child Endangerment and Accessory After the Fact. She is being held on a $25,000 bond. A court date has not yet been set for Jones. Since being released from the hospital, the baby has remained in the care and custody of the Department of Children Services.More Crime News