Sunday, October 24, 2021
Father Accused Of Murder In Child Abuse Case

Father Accused Of Murder In Child Abuse Case

A suspect is charged in a case of child abuse that resulted in the infant’s death.  On January 25th, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department was contacted by the Department of Social Services regarding a 2-month-old baby that had been transported to the hospital due to physical injuries.  On January 29th, the child passed away due to the injuries while at Vidant Hospital.  The investigation by the State Medical Examiner’s Office and Wayne County Sheriff’s Office led to the arrest of the infant’s father, 41-year-old Wayne Crocker, Jr. of Mount Olive.  Crocker is charged with Murder and Felony Child Abuse Inflicting Serious Bodily Injury.  He was held under “no bond.”

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