A man convicted of felony child abuse in 2010 and his current wife surrendered to authorities Monday to face indictments by a Wake County grand jury that they hurt a child to which she had given birth in early June.
Nathaniel Roy Webb, 33, and Diandra Nichelle Webb, 28, were each being held on $500,000 bail on one count each of felony child abuse inflicting serious injury.
According to the indictments, which came after testimony from a Wake County Sheriff’s Office investigator, the baby suffered several broken bones and a skull fracture between its birth and July 9.
The indictment of Nathaniel Webb accused him of hurting the baby from the day it was born.
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The indictment of Diandra Webb said her abuse of the baby began on June 9.
Both parents are blamed for the skull fracture, a broken bone in the baby’s right leg and a broken bone in one foot.
The indictment charging Diandra Webb also lists rib fractures and broken collarbones.
The Webbs told booking officers on Monday that they live at 15 Applegate Drive in Franklinton now. The indictments said they lived 119 Walnut Drive, a Garner address off U.S. 70, when the baby was hurt.
Nathaniel Webb was married to a different woman when she had a baby girl in April 2010 while they lived at 1212 Old Apex Road in Cary. A trial jury convicted him in August 2011 of felony child abuse inflicting serious injury on the baby, court records show. He went to prison and got out in April 2013.
In that case, medical personnel at WakeMed in Raleigh found in early June 2010 that the girl had several fractures of her ribs and legs, according to a 2015 federal court decision about Nathaniel Webb’s suing Cary police who had searched his home. Citing testimony at Webb’s trial, the record says her mother had brought her to Western Wake Medical Center because she had trouble moving a leg a day after she told Nathaniel Webb he was handling the baby too roughly when changing a diaper.
The federal case stemmed from a search Cary police did of the Webbs’ Old Apex Road home when they escorted his wife there to collect some belongings while Webb was not home. She had told police that Webb had a gun in the house, and they found a rifle in a bedroom closet.
They charged Webb with gun possession by a felon because he had a 2009 conviction on drug charges, and felons cannot own guns. A trial jury found him not guilty in April 2011, and he sued police because they did not have a search warrant when they found the rifle after his wife had moved out with their daughter.
A federal judge dismissed that suit last year after an appeals court overturned an earlier dismissal and sent the case back for a judge to look at again.