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Police: Henderson man sought in connection to infant’s death arrested

Police: Henderson man sought in connection to infant’s death arrested

Bill Stephens

November 11th, 2016

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A Henderson man being sought for criminal abuse in connection to the death of a 5 month old boy has been arrested at a local hospital.

Henderson Police report 34 year old Scott Overfield was taken into custody at Methodist Hospital in Henderson County around 11: 30 p.m. Thursday and charged with first degree criminal abuse. Earlier this week, police arrested Overfield’s girlfriend and the deceased infant’s mother, 25 year old Jailynna Lord of Henderson on the same offense.

On August 15, 2016, police say 5 month old Jordyn Lord was found deceased at 520 Spring Garden Road in Henderson. According to police, an autopsy showed the infant had multiple fractured ribs along with a fractured clavicle that were in a state of healing. The state medical examiner estimated that the fractures had occurred around 6 weeks to 2 months prior to the infant’s death.

During a forensic interview with the infant’s 9 year old sibling, police say the child stated that when the baby was about 3 months old, it was asleep on the couch and Lord’s boyfriend, Overfield, sat on top of the baby. Authorities say the sibling stated that she yelled at Overfield to get up and the baby appeared to be dead until Overfield shook the infant. The baby then woke up and Overfield rocked it back to sleep.

According to police, the child’s mother stated that Overfield sat on the baby for 30 to 60 seconds and that the baby was not breathing when he got up. Lord told police that she started CPR and the baby regained consciousness, but she did not seek medical attention despite being a trained CNA.

Authorities are continuing to investigate this case.

Overfield and Lord are both lodged in the Henderson County Detention Center for first degree criminal abuse – child 12 or under.

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(Mugshots: Henderson Co. Detention Center)

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