Why a father accused of beating and burning his 3-year-old is back in jail before trial

Nathan McCrory
Nathan McCrory Jackson County Sheriff’s Office

Careless driving and drug paraphernalia have landed a Jackson County man in jail with no bond.

It’s not just because of the traffic stop, but it is.

Nathan McCrory has been free pending trial on charges alleging he critically injured his child at McCrory’s home in the East Central community in 2016. Zander Saucier, then age 3, lives with his mother.

A Jackson County deputy arrested McCrory on Tuesday.

Any interaction with law enforcement or another arrest can be used to revoke bond on a criminal charge.

Zander Saucier
Zander Saucier and his mother in the hospital after the 3-year-old was critically injured. Zander’s father, Nathan McCrory, is accused of causing the injures. Courtesy family of Zander Saucier

Circuit Judge Robert Krebs revoked McCrory’s bond on Wednesday.

McCrory had been released from jail on bond and with an electronic ankle bracelet.

McCrory is set for trial on April 23.

McCrory’s arrest came after he called his mother to tell her Zander had fallen down the stairs at his home, reports show. His mother called 911.

Doctors determined the child was in critical condition and his injuries were not consistent with a fall. He was flown to a Mobile hospital, where he was treated for seven days.

The child had several injuries — a brain bleed, collapsed lung and lacerated liver, and he had burns that appeared to be caused by a cigarette or a lighter, a detective testified.

Deputies who arrested McCrory said he was growing marijuana at his home. They arrested him on a felony child abuse charge and a charge of cultivation of marijuana.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews