Crime

Indictment alleges man deprived infant of health care for nine months

Jessie Lee Wilson
Jessie Lee Wilson

A Jackson County grand jury has indicted a 36-year-old man on a felony child-neglect charge of depriving a baby of necessary health care for nine months.

Jackson County deputies arrested Jesse Lee Wilson on Tuesday and served him with the indictment.

Deputies also arrested him on misdemeanor charges of malicious mischief and animal running at large, the county jail docket shows.

Wilson is accused of depriving a child of health care appropriate for its age from Dec. 27, 2012, when the boy was 5 days old, through Sept. 20, 2013, when he was 9 months old.

Wilson was held without bond until Circuit Judge Robert Krebs set bond at $35,000. Wilson remained in custody Thursday morning.

The maximum penalty for felony child abuse is five years in prison.

Wilson’s misdemeanor bonds total $500.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

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