18-year-old Gregory Marcus Parker of Morgan City was arrested Monday on a warrant for second degree cruelty to juveniles.
On May 2, the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office received a report from a physician with Children's Hospital, New Orleans regarding a 3 and 1/2 month old male infant who sustained injuries consistent with shaken baby syndrome. Through interviews with the parents and family, the detective determined that the injuries occurred while the infant was in the care of Parker who is the father of the child. The infant suffered neurological damage and is currently listed in critical but stable condition.
Parker was brought in for questioning regarding the case and was subsequently arrested on the warrant. He was transported to the parish jail for booking and incarceration. No bond is set.