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News Child dies after suspect arrested for felony intentional child abuse

Eric Lorenzo DavisOn Oct. 11, at approximately 07:05 a.m. the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Qualla Motel in the Whittier community of Jackson County in regards to physical injuries on a four-year-old child. Deputies were requested after first responders and EMS arrived on scene and noted the injuries to the child.

The child was transported to Harris Regional Hospital then onto Mission Hospital, where the child died on Saturday, Oct. 12.

The investigation surrounding the circumstances in this case is still ongoing. Further charges will be considered pending the results of the autopsy which has been scheduled for next week.

The Sheriff’s Office has charged a suspect in the injured child investigation at the Qualla Motel in Whittier. Eric Lorenzo Davis, 23, is in custody and has been charged and served with warrants. He is charged with one felony count of intentional child abuse-inflicting serious bodily injury.

He is being held in the Jackson County Detention Center under a secured bond of $1 million.

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