BROCKTON óA 3-month-old boy who was thrown to the floor inside a Brockton home last Thursday has been listed in stable condition, authorities said.
William H. Jones, 29, of Brockton, is being held without bail in connection with the attack. He is accused of grabbing the infant from the childís mother and throwing the baby to the floor in a drunken rage.
Jones will appear in Brockton District Court for a dangerousness hearing on Friday, said Assistant District Attorney Bridget Norton Middleton, spokeswoman for Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz.
She said that Jones has been charged with:
Aggravated assault and battery on a child with injury, in connection with the attack on the baby. Assault and battery on a child, due to accusations that he choked the infantís 11-year-old sister when she tried to intervene. Assault and battery on an adult, referring to the childís mother.
The infant was listed in stable condition at a Boston hospital as of late Friday, and a more recent update on the condition was not available, the assistant district attorney said. No information was available about whether the 11-year-old girl had been hospitalized, she said.
The attacks occurred inside a home at 419 Montello St. after the mother refused to give the suspect $10 to buy marijuana
, the assistant district attorney said.
Jones has been described as the womanís boyfriend but isnít the father of the two children, she said.
Jones turned himself in at Brockton District Court mid-afternoon Friday, after police had issued a warrant for his arrest. The hearing on April 10 will determine if Jones is too dangerous to be free on bail. Well, duh.
Jones will also have a probation hearing that day because he is on probation for a separate matter, the assistant district attorney said.