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5-month-old hospitalized with skull fractures, father arrested

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VALDOSTA – A 20-year-old Valdosta resident has been charged with cruelty to children while his child is recovering from skull fractures in a Jacksonville, FL hospital.

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Arrested: Greathouse, Jasion, African American male, 20 years of age, Valdosta resident

On May 2, 2022, at approximately 3:51 pm., Valdosta Police Officers responded to a residence in the 1500 block of East Park Avenue, after being requested by representatives from the Lowndes County Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS). When officers arrived at the residence, they were advised by a DFCS employee, that they were investigating a possible case of cruelty to children. The DFCS employee told officers that they had been contacted by Florida DFCS, that there was a five-month-old baby in a hospital in Jacksonville, with skull fractures. They were told that the family of the baby lived at the residence on East Park Avenue.

Valdosta Police Department Detectives were notified and responded to assist in the investigation. Through investigation, detectives determined the father of the child, Jasion Greathouse, had told the DFCS employee that while he was watching the baby, she had fallen. The baby was taken for medical care the day after the fall, but her condition was not improving. The mother of the baby had taken her to a children’s specialist hospital in Jacksonville because her condition was not improving and appeared to be worsening.

Detectives spoke with medical personnel at the hospital, and the doctor reported that the baby had multiple fractures throughout her body. The doctor stated that the injuries were non-accidental injuries.

Detectives worked closely with DFCS and the South Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office, throughout the investigation.

On May 17, 2022, detectives obtained arrest warrants for Jasion Greathouse for aggravated battery (felony) and cruelty to children in the 1st degree (felony). Detectives arrested Greathouse at his residence without incident.

The baby is still in the hospital in Jacksonville receiving medical treatment.

“This is a great example of multiple agencies working together to ensure that this offender is held accountable for his actions. We continue to hope for this baby’s recovery.” said Chief Leslie Manahan.