VIDALIA — A Ferriday man was arrested Friday on charges that he played a role in the death of his infant son.
Freddie Lewis Quinn, 48, 100 Kyle Road, Apt. 101-A, was arrested on charges of second-degree murder.
Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office investigators reported the 6-week-old infant LaDaiderick Quinn was transported by his mother to Riverland Medical Center Tuesday night with apparent massive head trauma, CPSO Public Information Officer Kathleen Stevens said.
Ferriday police responded to the crime after receiving a call from the hospital, Police Chief Richard Madison said.
The victim died early Wednesday morning at Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria, where he had been transported after initial treatment.
An autopsy of the infant’s body has been ordered in Jefferson Parish.
The initial investigation was conducted by the Ferriday Police Department, who asked the CPSO to provide additional assistance Thursday afternoon.
“That was our initial response, our initial case,” Madison said. “We did the initial work, but it’s not about credit. It’s about getting justice served.”
More facts will come to light once toxicology and other reports come in, Madison said.
“There are still some things we are trying to clean up, some things we need to clear,” Madison said.
Ferriday Investigator Johnny Evans conducted the initial investigation, and CPSO Investigators David Hedrick and Jack Fletcher are working the case, which is considered ongoing.