Slayton charged in shaken baby incident

Published 4:39 pm Thursday, September 24, 2015

A 37-year-old Farmville man is facing numerous charges in connection to allegedly shaking and seriously injuring his three-month-old infant daughter.

Jamie Russell Slayton has been arrested and is being charged with aggravated malicious wounding, felony child abuse/neglect, cruelty and injuries to a child and domestic assault and battery, according to a press release from Prince Edward Sheriff Wesley W. Reed.

The release stated that on Thursday, Sept. 3, “the Prince Edward County Sheriff’s Office and the Prince Edward Department of Social Services began investigating a case of abusive head trauma, commonly referred to as shaken baby syndrome.”

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Following the incident, reported Sept. 3, the three-month-old infant was taken by Slayton to Centra Southside Community Hospital and later transported to the VCU Medical Center in Richmond for treatment of life-threatening injuries, according to the release.

As a result of the joint investigation with the sheriff’s office and Social Services, Slayton was arrested and charged.

The release stated that Slayton is currently being held at the Piedmont Regional Jail in Farmville without bond.

“The infant has serious injuries but is in stable condition,” the release stated.