RICH TOWNSHIP, MI – On Tuesday February 14th, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services (Child Protective Services Division) requested Lapeer County Sheriff’s Deputies to join an investigation regarding an allegation of child abuse that occurred at a residence with a Mayville mailing address located within Lapeer County’s Rich Township.
A five week old baby was determined to have suffered multiple contusions (bruising) and fractured bones. The baby was transported to Hurley Medical Center in Flint and remained hospitalized for several days.
The investigation was presented to the Lapeer County Prosecutor’s Office. Assistant Prosecutor Tom Sparrow immediately initiated court proceedings to have the victim and two additional children (siblings to victim- no suspected abuse) temporarily placed outside the residence. The 40th Circuit Court of Lapeer granted the temporary placement of the children.
On Thursday February 20th, 2020, the biological father of the victim Austin Jobson, 23-years-old, from Mayville, appeared in the 40th Circuit Court of Lapeer. Deputies took Jobson into custody on an arrest warrant resulting from the criminal investigation. Jobson was lodged at the Lapeer County Jail.
On Friday 02/21/2020, Jobson was arraigned by 71-A District Court Magistrate Mike Delling on a two count felony warrant (Child Abuse 1st Degree and Child Abuse 2nd Degree). Bond was set at $10,000 cash or surety. Next court appearance is scheduled for March 2nd. Jobson remains at the Lapeer County Jail pending posting bond.