UPDATE 12/5/16 @ 3:00 p.m.: On Monday, December 5, 2016, St. Mary’s Circuit Judge Karen H. Abrams sentenced Nathan Alan Bailey 31, of Mechanicsville, to 30 years in prison from his guilty pleas to second-degree murder and a child abuse.
Bailey was charged earlier this year with the death of the seven-month-old baby boy.
Bailey must serve 15 years of his sentence before he is eligible for parole.
UPDATE 1/8/16 @ 4:00 p.m.: On January 7, 2016, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office disseminated a press release regarding the arrest of Nathan Alan Bailey, 30, of Mechanicsville, who has been charged with First Degree Assault, First Degree Child Abuse, Second Degree Assault, and Child Neglect of a seven-month-old.
At the time of the release, the victim remained in critical condition at Children’s National Medical Center located in the District of Columbia.
On today’s date, the victim succumbed to his injuries.
The case remains under investigation by the Criminal Investigations Division of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office.
1/7/16: On Tuesday, January 5, 2016, Detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit and investigators from the Department of Child Protective Services responded to Children’s Hospital in Washington, D.C. for the report of an injured infant.
The investigation revealed the victim, a seven-month-old, was examined at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital for a head injury. Subsequently, the victim was flown to Children’s Hospital for further treatment where doctors determined the injuries were the result of a battered baby.
The victim remains in critical condition at Children’s Hospital.
Detectives determined injuries were caused by the suspect, Nathan Alan Bailey, age 30 of Mechanicsville. Bailey ignored signs the victim was in distress and routinely dropped the victim off at daycare. After observing the victim display signs of injury, the daycare provider sought medical assistance.
An arrest warrant was obtained for Bailey. He was located, placed under arrest, and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He has been charged with First Degree Assault, Child Abuse, and Child Neglect.
Bailey is being held on a $1,000,000 bond.