DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) -- Friday night, Brandon Patton, 30, was sitting in a Davidson County jail cell, being held on charges related to the death of his three-month-old daughter.
He is being held without bond.
Davidson County deputies believe he physically abused Alyssa Patton while she was in his care Wednesday morning at his house in Denton.
Alyssa’s mother, Pamela, said Patton was instructed to watch Alyssa while she dropped her son off at school.
She sat down with FOX8 Friday morning to describe the horrific moment she came back home.
“He called me on the phone and said I need you here now,” Pamela said as she remembered what Patton told her. “I was pulling in the driveway and he said I need you to be in here now.”
Pamela said she hadn’t even fully entered the home when Patton ran to here with Alyssa in his arms.
“I grabbed her from him and she was completely lifeless," Pamela said.
The terrified mother took her daughter out to the front yard where she performed CPR until paramedics arrived on scene.
“Did she have an accident? Why are there bruises right there?” Those are questions Pamela was asked as first responders worked on her baby girl, but she had no idea what they were talking it.
Pamela explained that she was under the impression that her daughter had an unexpected medical situation.
“I noticed she was blue, but I thought that was from her not being able to breathe," Pamela said.