Farmington man accused of shaking, striking an infant
DA's office filed motion to hold suspect without bond
- Jeremiah Yazziee-Miller was charged with a first-degree felony count of child abuse.
- He is accused of shaking the infant and striking her head twice on a bed's headboard after smoking meth.
- Yazziee-Miller made his first appearance in Farmington Magistrate Court this morning.
FARMINGTON — A Farmington man accused of shaking an infant and fracturing her skull faces child abuse charges.
Jeremiah Yazziee-Miller, 37, was charged with a first-degree felony count of child abuse, according to a Farmington police press release.
He is accused of shaking the infant and striking her head twice on a bed's headboard after smoking meth, according to court documents.
Police responded to a report of abuse/neglect around 10:25 p.m. Saturday in the 2400 block of Farmview Lane on reports of a 11-month-old female who was not breathing.
The infant was transported to San Juan Regional Medical Center then flown to the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque.
She is currently in the ICU and had injuries including multiple skull fractures.
Yazziee-Miller was allegedly providing child care for his girlfriend's six children while she was grocery shopping.
He messaged the mother through social media and stated something was wrong with the infant.
Yazziee-Miller then called 911 and told dispatch the infant was not breathing.
Farmington police obtained the arrest warrant early Sunday morning.
The mother is under investigation by police and the five other juveniles have been removed from the residence.
The San Juan County District Attorney's Office filed a motion Monday to hold Yazziee-Miller without bond.
A hearing regarding the motion has not been scheduled. Yazziee-Miller made his first appearance in Farmington Magistrate Court Monday morning.
His preliminary hearing is scheduled for the morning of Aug. 15th. He is being held on a no bond hold at the San Juan County Adult Detention Center.
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