TWENTYNINE PALMS – A Twentynine Palms man and woman were arrested after their 4-month-old son was determined to be suffering from malnutrition and broken bones officials said.
On July 20th at around 7:00 p.m. emergency personnel responded to a home in the 6300 block of Smoke Tree Avenue in Twentynine Palms reference an unresponsive baby.
The baby was quickly rushed to a Twentynine Palms Naval Hospital and was subsequently transferred to Loma Linda. During his stay at Loma Linda he was seen by a Forensic Pediatrician, who found the broken bones and that he was extremely malnourished.
Over a month later, on August 23rd, 20-year-old Alec Bailey, and 24-year-old Autumn Raven Evers were arrested for willful cruelty to a child and the failure to provide. Both were booked into the Morongo Valley Jail, where they are being held each on $100,000 bail. They are scheduled for arraignment today at the Morongo Basin Superior Court.
The child remains in protective custody. Anyone with information regarding the investigation is urged to contact Detective Frank Hardin or Sergeant Dana Foster with Crimes Against Children at 909-387-3615.
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