Man surrenders on child abuse charges
A man wanted on felony child abuse charges turned himself in Thursday at the magistrate’s office.
Joel Rayvon Brooks, 23, was arrested about 3:25 p.m. Thursday on allegations he was, in part, responsible for a fractures and abrasions an infant suffered in May. The child’s mother was arrested earlier Thursday.
High Point police launched an investigation May 25 after High Point Regional staff determined a baby’s fractures and abrasions were inconsistent with an explanation given by the mother, 22-year-old Paige Octavia Jackson, according to a news release issued by the department.
Following the investigation, police obtained warrants for Jackson and Brooks, charging each with felony child abuse with serious bodily injury and felony assault inflicting serious injury.
Jackson was arrested 9 a.m. Thursday at her home, 604 Clara Cox Way and booked at the Guilford County Jail under a $500,000 secured bond, records show.
Police in a Thursday news release requested help from the community in locating Brooks, of 411 E. Farris Ave.
The man later turned himself in without incident, the department reported Friday. He also was booked in the same facility under a $500,000 secured bond.
An arrest report said Brooks made no statements to police other than that he is not guilty of the charges.