New Candidate for "WORST PARENTS of 2017!" You Won't Believe What This Mom & Dad Did to their 10-month-old son...By: Monya Fleming
The parents of a 10-month-old boy were arrested after the child suffered a broken jaw during a fight between his parents. Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department arrested the child's 22-year-old father, Daniel Dukes, and his 19-year-old mother after the baby was reportedly thrown to the ground during their scuffle.
Lead investigator Alan Wilburn said the evidence suggests the child was thrown to the ground. Wilburn stated, "We are working with medical professionals to determine if the baby’s jaw was broken after the fall or if he was hit during the fight."
Witnesses have stated that Sabrina and Daniel were fighting outside the home last Wednesday. At one point during the altercation, the child's mother threw the baby to the ground.
Investigators stated that at around 9 a.m. that deputies responded to 66 County Road 173 for a disturbance. Deputies arrived to find several family members involved in an altercation.
Witnesses said that Sabrina was holding her 10-month-old son during the altercation and the child was either "pushed or thrown" to the ground, causing severe injuries to the child. The child had to be flown to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis to have surgery for his broken jaw and other injuries.
The baby's great grandmother revealed that she kept Sabrina away after the altercation went down. Vaughn stated, "Well she come over here wanting her child. Only thing I told her when she come to my door was to leave, and if she didn't, I was going to call the police. I wasn't in it. You brought the stuff over here. It's not coming in my house."
Vaughn told Fox13 the nasty fight between the child's parents began down the road at their home. A family member brought the injured child to her house following the incident. Vaughn said, "My grandson brought him in over here we thought she had a busted lip but it's more than that when I took him down to the emergency room."
Holden was arrested on Wednesday and deputies arrested Dukes on Friday. Both Holden and Dukes are being charged with child deprivations of necessities with substantial harm, a felony charge.
They were both taken to the Lafayette County Detention Center where they were booked, and later released, on $10,000 bonds each. The child was treated at La Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis and is currently in the custody of the Department of Human Services.
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