Raleigh police accuse second parent of beating 8-month-old son

From staff reportsDecember 13, 2012 

— A 29-year-old man is charged with beating his 8-month-old son so badly in October that the baby had two skull fractures and numerous other injuries, a month after the boy’s mother was charged with the same offense.

Police arrested Devon Mayshawn Sheilds of 518 Granite St. shortly before 7 p.m. at the Sam’s Club auto shop at 2537 S. Saunders St., where he works as a tire mechanic, according to an arrest report.

In their arrest warrant charging intentional child abuse inflicting serious injury, police said Sheilds beat his 8-month-old child on Oct. 24, giving the infant two skull fractures, four broken ribs, a perforated stomach because of the rib damage, bruises on the liver and spleen and a lacerated pancreas.

The warrant does not specify where the incident occurred.

On Nov. 10, police charged Trista Denise Miles, 22, of 1617 Burgundy St. with the same offense.

She is being held at the Wake County Detention Center on a $250,000 bond and is scheduled for another court appearance next month.

Her bail was raised to that figure after a prosecutor told a judge at her first court appearance that investigators did not think the boy was beaten only once.

When police applied for the warrant for Sheilds, they believed he lived at 1617 Burgundy St.

Sheilds was held on a $250,000 bond.

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