A Fife man suspected of abusing his 4-month-old son was ordered held in jail today while police await medical test results on the child, who was found unresponsive Monday morning.
Deputy prosecutor Jared Ausserer said Jeremy Yerger could face charges by Thursday.
He was arrested Monday morning after being questioned by detectives at the police station. Tacoma firefighters responded to Yerger’s house in the 6200 block of Park Street to treat the unresponsive boy. Police said Yerger’s story about what happened to his son was inconsistent.
Details of the infant’s condition and alleged abuse is being withheld as the investigation continues. The boy’s mother is said to be cooperating with police.