JACKSON-On Saturday September 17, 2016 at approximately 8:30 pm, Jackson Police Officers Michael Kelly and Shane Davis, along with Jackson First Aid responded to a residence located on Bennetts Mills Road on the report of an unresponsive male who had been located in the bathroom of the residence.
While enroute to the location, officers were updated that the male was now responsive. The officers arrived on scene and observed the 35 year old male who had been reported as the unresponsive victim. Officer Kelly, who is one of the agency’s certified Drug Recognition Experts (DRE), made observations that it appeared that the male was exhibiting the common signs and symptoms of being under the influence of a narcotic and was having difficulty in speaking with the officer. Further investigation revealed that the male had been in the bathroom giving a small child a bath and when other family members arrived home from being out, the small child ran from the bathroom saying that the male was sleeping. The male was then found in the bathroom, reportedly barely breathing and failing to respond to attempts to wake him.
The investigation was continued and resulted in the male being arrested and charged with child abuse/neglect. He was processed at Police Headquarters and was released on summons pending a court appearance, further investigation is ongoing at this time. The child was placed with family members for safety and the DCPP was also contacted to investigate.
– The media and the public are reminded that any persons arrested or charged with any offenses or crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.