Raleigh couple charged after infant son had several broken bones

Dustin Richard Mullinax (L), Sabra Leane Blevins (R)
Dustin Richard Mullinax (L), Sabra Leane Blevins (R) CCBI

A Raleigh couple face child-abuse charges after police say they caused multiple broken bones in their 2-month-old son earlier this year.

Dustin Richard Mullinax, 26, and Sabra Leane Blevins, 30, were taken into custody at about 10 p.m. Tuesday at their home on Oak Run Drive, records show.

Police began investigating in April after a Wake County EMS ambulance took the infant to WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh for treatment of a cut on his tongue. While he was there, medical personnel found evidence of broken bones, police said.

Arrest warrants sworn out last week allege that the baby was hurt sometime between Feb. 4 and April 7, the day he was brought to the hospital.

Blevins and Mullinax were charged with felony child abuse inflicting serious injury. Mullinax was charged with misdemeanor child abuse related to the cut on the baby’s tongue.

Hospital officials called police because the past injuries could have been the result of abuse, police spokeswoman Laura Hourigan said.

A report in the case does not detail which bones were broken or how, Hourigan said.

She said Wake County Child Protective Services removed the boy from the home, she said.

Mullinax and Blevins were held on $50,000 bail each pending first court appearances.

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The arrests came a day after a Wake County woman was charged with child abuse in an arrest warrant that said she left her 9-year-old and 19-month-old children along a road in Cary and drove away.

Ron Gallagher 919-829-4572 @RPGKT