An autopsy was performed, and according to the Fayetteville Observer, the child’s death was ruled a homicide.
Police say Powell was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and felony abuse inflicting serious physical injury. He remains held without bond in the Cumberland County Jail.
According to the Fayetteville Observer, Powell faces additional charges, including hit-and-run/leaving scene of property damage, driving without a license, injury to personal property, and resisting a public officer. It is unknown if those charges are related to Powell’s son’s death.