Montrose Township Man Charged in Death of Newborn Son
Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton charged a Montrose Township man today in connection to the death last week of the man's newborn son.
Jeramy David Wagner, 23, is charged with Felony Murder and First and Second Degree Child Abuse in the death of his 3-month old son, Andrew Joseph Wagner.
On October 15th, Montrose Township police responded to a 911 medical call involving an infant in distress. When they arrived on the scene, police found the infant's mother, who was Wagner's live-in girlfriend, performing CPR on the infant. Police took over CPR efforts and emergency medical personnel transported the infant by ambulance to Hurley Medical Center in Flint where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Another child in the home was removed by state protective services.
Leyton issued the murder and child abuse charges after autopsy reports by the medical examiner ruled that Andrew died from blunt force trauma to the head.
On Saturday, October 20th, Montrose Township police and other law enforcement were called back to the same residence for reports of a barricaded gunman. After a three-hour standoff, Wagner was apprehended, taken into custody and lodged at Genesee County Jail.
Leyton said 'this is a tragic scenario that we have seen far too often in our community. Jeremy Wagner will be tried in a court of law and will be held accountable for his actions."
Wagner remains in custody in the county jail. He is expected to be arraigned this afternoon.