The father charged with murder in the death of his 2-month-old son admitted to police he had violent contact with the baby, according to arrest warrants released Monday.
Darrlyn Deshawn Jones, of Elkan Avenue, allegedly told police he struck Jayceon Davis in the head with his hands using force and then, minutes later, struck the baby in the head repeatedly. Jones also said he dropped or threw the child with force down onto a bed, according to the warrants.
Police and an ambulance went to the 4300 block of Elkan Avenue about 1:25 a.m. Sunday after receiving a request for help for an unresponsive infant. Medical tests later showed the child sustained severe brain trauma. He died at the hospital, according to a police news release.
Jones, 21, was charged with murder and family violence-related aggravated assault early Sunday morning.
Police have said Jones gave officers conflicting information during the investigation of the case.
Jones initially told police that he had been in bed with the baby, but that he got up to get something to drink. While out of the room, he heard the baby cry and went back into the room. He saw the baby jump, as if startled, and shook the baby trying to get him to respond, according to a police report released Monday.
The babys grandmother told police she had heard the baby crying. At some point, Jones came to get her and she didnt hear the baby crying any longer. She tried to perform CPR, but noticed blood in the babys nose and told Jones to call 911, according to the report.
Jones also told police the baby had moved off his pillow and his head was on the beds headboard, according to the report.
Jones was denied bond Monday during a Bibb County Magistrate Court hearing.
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