Parents jailed after infant seriously injured

Demarcus Helm
Age: 28
Franklin, TN

A convicted felon remains jailed after seriously injuring his one-and-a-half-month-old baby boy. Officers responded to 101 Johnson Circle on March 26. A relative in the home called 9-1-1 when they noticed the baby not breathing. First responders performed CPR and were able to save the baby. His condition improved during a hospital stay.

Investigators determined that the baby’s father, 28-year-old Demarcus Helm, was responsible for the extensive injuries. Facts uncovered during a multi-layer investigation were presented to a Grand Jury. Helm and the baby’s mother, 21-year-old Tytianna Jones, were ultimately arrested on May 18.

Tytianna Jones
Age: 21
Franklin, TN

Helm, charged with x2 counts of Aggravated Child Abuse is being held on a $50,000 bond. He is due in court on May 31 at 9:00 am. Jones, who lied to investigators during her initial statements about the baby’s injuries, was charged with Child Endangerment and Accessory After the Fact. She is being held on a $25,000 bond. A court date has not yet been set for Jones. Since being released from the hospital, the baby has remained in the care and custody of the Department of Children Services.

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