September 02, 2009
Robbie Jenkins And Tremayne Spillman Slept While A Pit Bull Chewed Off Their Baby’s Toes - Hours Of Screaming Went Unnoticed
Jacksonville, North Carolina (The Weekly Vice) - Robbie Lynn Jenkins, 20, and her boyfriend Tremayne Jerel Spillman, 23, were arrested Monday after they dozed for hours while a pit bull puppy chewed off the toes of their 4-month-old son.
According to the Onslow County Sheriff's Office both Jenkins and Spillman were asleep inside their motor home residence with their baby on a fold-out couch when a pit bull puppy chewed the toes off the child's left foot.
Investigators say Jenkins told them she had been on medication at the time and never heard the child's screams. She discovered the injuries when she went to change the baby's diaper the next morning. Spillman was reportedly sleeping in an adjoining room and offered no reason for not hearing the child.
Authorities are now performing drug screens on the couple to determine exactly what kind of "medication" Jenkins was on. (meth? marijuana?).
"It probably was going on for hours, and it's screaming probably went on for hours," said Sheriff Ed Brown of the Onslow Sheriff's Office.
The baby was transported to Pitt County Memorial Hospital where doctors say the child may lose his foot.
The couple told deputies they were watching the dog for a friend, Aaron Watkins, after he was charged Sunday with possession of a firearm by a felon, discharging a firearm and possession of a controlled substance.
Both Jenkins and Spillman were booked into the Onslow County Jail on charges of child abuse resulting in serious physical injury and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Spillman, who has never filed income taxes according to court records, was also served with a failure to appear warrant from 2006 in which he was charged with breaking and entering and larceny.
Jenkin's bond was set at $50,000 while Spillman's bond has been set at $65,000.
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Posted by Danny Vice at 12:18:00 AM