LEWISTON, MI – Troopers from the Michigan State Police Post Alpena have arrested a man and woman from Lewiston following an investigation into a “nanny-cam’ video involving alleged child abuse.
The case began when troopers from the Cadillac Post were contacted by the Department of Human Services regarding a possible child abuse case. The case was sent to the Alpena Post for investigation after the home was found to be in Montmorency County.
During their investigation, troopers from Alpena reviewed a nanny-cam video and found it to contain evidence that 24-year-old Devon Hubbard had abused his then six-month old son back in May of 2017.
Troopers also found evidence suggesting that the child’s mother, 26-year-old Tiffine Jingles, had failed to protect the child. The information also suggested that she was aware of the abuse but continued to have Hubbard watch the baby boy without supervision on a weekly basis.
At the time of the incident, Hubbard and Jingles were boyfriend and girlfriend who were living together. The abuse was not reported to police until the investigation began in January.
Upon reviewing the case, the Montmorency County Prosecutor issued a felony warrant charging Devon Hubbard with one count of Child Abuse 2nd Degree. A misdemeanor warrant was also issued for Tiffine Jingles charging her with one count of Child Abuse 4th Degree.
Both subjects were arrested on March 4th, 2019, and have since been arraigned in the 88th District Court.
The child is safe and has been placed in foster care.