The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of an infant.
According to the sheriff’s office, an emergency call came in just before 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 4 from a mother reporting she found her infant daughter deceased.
Crews responded to the home on 2nd Street in the Village of Melrose where they found a two-month-old girl dead.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office initiated a death investigation.
A forensic autopsy was conducted, items were collected as evidence and several interviews were conducted.
Just before 5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10, 32-year-old Armas Cravins II – the child’s father – was arrested.
Cravins could face multiple charges, including 2nd degree reckless homicide, neglecting a child resulting in the child’s death, and neglecting a child.
Cravins was booked into the Jackson County Jail, and he’s awaiting an initial court appearance.