Monday, October 5, 2015

Dad charged with abusing 5-month-old son while mom at work; baby has several skull fractures (Troy, Ohio)

Dad is identified as DILLON A. SPADE.

Updated: 6:33 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015 | Posted: 9:10 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015

Bail set at $100K for dad in child abuse case
Breaking News Staff

TROY — UPDATE @ 6:19 p.m. (Sept. 30): Bail of $100,000 was ordered for a Troy man on felony child endangering/abuse charges accusing him of causing head injuries to his 5-month-old son.

Dillon A. Spade, 22, remains in Miami County Jail following arraignment in county Municipal Court. Troy police reports state they were called early Tuesday to Dayton Children’s Hospital on a report of the child having several skull fractures that appeared to be non-accidental.

The boy initially was taken from a Troy motel where he was staying with his dad, mother and a 3-year-old girl to Upper Valley Medical Center, and then transferred to Children’s.

Police said during questioning they learned Dillon Spade was caring for the two children while their mother was at work. He at first said nothing happened but after added that he “admitted to shaking (the child) and hitting his head on the wall mirror” after he would not stop crying.

Police said the child’s mother then admitted that her husband told her what had happened earlier. She added that after the child’s head hit the mirror, Dillon Spade said he “threw (the child) on the bed and he bounced off the bed and onto the floor on top of (the other child),” police reported. Dillon Spade’s next court hearing is scheduled for Oct. 6.


A 22-year-old man is in jail accused of roughing up his infant son, who was taken Dayton Children’s Hospital.

Dillon Spade was booked into the Miami County Jail just after 6 p.m. on a single count of felony child endangering, according to online jail records.

Spade is believed to be the child’s father and there are no other children involved as far as police know, Troy Patrolman Tim Weaver said. Spade’s wife, believed to be 21, has not been accused in the investigation, the officer said.

Weaver said the case involving the 5-month-old began Monday night as a squad run to the Royal Inn Motel, on Brukner Drive.

The infant was taken to Upper Valley Medical Center for an apparent seizure, then transferred to Dayton Children’s Hospital. Weaver said a social worker from the hospital called police.

We’re told the injuries are believed to involve a skull fracture.

Weaver said police are not sure why the Spades were at the motel.

Spade remained in jail on Tuesday night, awaiting arraignment.