According to the Sheriff’s Office, the toddler’s mother, Jordan Ellan Harmon, was arrested April 12, 2021, and charged with aggravated child abuse. She was booked into the Lawrence County Jail on $60,000 bond.
The toddler, later identified as Emery Michael-Knox Wilson, was pronounced dead on April 13.
The Sheriff’s Office says Harmon was released from jail after posting bond on Sept. 17.
Autopsy results revealed the toddler died from blunt force trauma to the head, the Sheriff’s Office says. The child reportedly suffered abrasions, contusions, and lacerations to the scalp, a depressed skull fracture, and a fractured left forearm. According to the Sheriff’s Office, a toxicology report also confirmed the presence of cannabinoids in the toddler’s body.
On Tuesday, Jan. 25, Harmon’s boyfriend, Travius Sebastion Coleman, was interviewed regarding the results of the autopsy, the Sheriff’s Office says. Upon further investigation, the Sheriff’s Office says Coleman was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated child abuse, one count of chemical endangerment to a child, and murder.
On Wednesday, Jan. 26, Harmon was also brought in for questioning. She was arrested at her place of work in Decatur and charged with one count of aggravated child abuse, one count of chemical endangerment to a child, and murder.
Both Harmon and Coleman were reportedly booked into the Lawrence County Jail with bond to be set by the court.