GREENVILLE, N.C. (TCD) -- A 29-year-old father was arrested in connection with his 3-year-old child’s death on Sunday, Jan 2.
According to WNCT-TV, Greenville Police responded to 1802 Kennedy Circle on a report of a possible cardiac arrest involving a child. At the scene, authorities reportedly found the child, called EMS, and later transported the juvenile to Vidant Medical Center, where the toddler later died.
According to records, the child’s father, Danny Smith Jr., was arrested and booked into the Pitt County Detention Center. He faces multiple charges, including involuntary manslaughter, felony child abuse, inflicting serious bodily injury, and misdemeanor larceny.
WNCT reports that the incident has been labeled as suspicious, and the investigation remains ongoing.