William R. Shaffer, 24, was held in the Sullivan County jail under $1 million bond.
About 7:30 a.m. on April 14, Bristol police responded to 488 Meadowview Road in reference to an unresponsive 2-month old infant, who was later pronounced dead at a hospital. The responding officers thought the death was suspicious in nature and began an immediate investigation.
“During the investigation, detectives collected evidence and conducted several interviews with witnesses and the suspect and established the death was criminal in nature,” Capt. Terry Johnson said in the news release.
On Wednesday, a Sullivan County grand jury returned a true bill indicting the child’s father.