A 29-year-old Boise mother accused of fracturing her 8-month-old sonís skull in October
is charged with felony injury to child.
Melissa S. Jenkins turned herself in at the Ada County Jail hours after a warrant was issued for her arrest by Ada County prosecutors.
The child survived and is currently in the custody of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
, according to Boise Police reports.
Boise police began their investigation on Oct. 20, when they were called to a local hospital after medical staff reported a child with a suspicious head injury was admitted earlier that day.
Detectives determine the 8-month-old boy was injured the day before at an East Boise home and determined him in imminent danger.
Jenkins is accused of striking the babyís head on a hard surface
and fracturing his skull on Oct. 19, according to Ada County court records.
Neither Boise police or Ada County prosecutors have released any other details on the case, including a possible motive for the injury or why it took four months to charge Jenkins with the crime.
Jenkins posted a $5,000 bond and left the Ada County Jail after being arrested Tuesday. The maximum possible penalty for a felony injury to child is 10 years in prison.