High Point police arrest second suspect accused of abusing 1-year-old child

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HIGH POINT, N.C. — A second suspect sought in connection with assault on a 1-year-old is in police custody Friday, police confirmed.

Joel Tayvon Brooks, 23, turned himself into police Friday, and is facing felony child abuse charges. He is in the Guilford County Jail under a $500,000 bond.

On May 25, officers responded to the emergency room at High Point Regional. Upon arrival, officers were told an infant had sustained a number of fractures and abrasions inconsistent with the mother’s explanation of the injuries.

Paige Octavia Jackson, 22, of 604 Clara Cox Way, was arrested Thursday accused of assaulting the 1-year-old child. She faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injuries and intentional child abuse causing serious injuries.

Police say she is related to the victim.

She remains in the Guilford County jail in High Point under a $500,000 bond.

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