A 6-year-old Texas boy lay unconscious in a hospital bed for more than a week after his 39-year-old neighbor allegedly broke into his home and beat him with a baseball bat.
According to police and local reports, Daniel Logan attacked the child, named Jeremy, with a bat around 5 a.m. on September 11 in Georgetown, Texas. , causing him brain swelling and multiple skull fractures.
Logan was arrested for allegedly beating his mother with a bat and charged with first-degree injury to a child and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on a family member, the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office said. Felony.
His wife called her mother-in-law after she walked out of the children’s house, covered in blood, screaming, “Daniel killed everyone in there,” according to an arrest affidavit obtained by the Austin American-Statesman. 911.
She told a detective who arrived at the house near Rockmere Circle that she was awakened by a loud crash and realized her husband was not inside but their back door was open, local media reported.
She walked out the back door, noticed a hole in the picket fence that separated her and her husband’s property from that of Jeremy’s family, and then saw the glass door to the family’s backyard had been smashed, the affidavit states.
The alleged attacker’s wife then heard her mother-in-law and Jeremy’s mother screaming at a neighbor’s home.
Then Logan’s mother came out covered in blood, screaming for help.
His mother later told a detective from her hospital bed that she saw her son walking into a neighbor’s house with a baseball bat.
She watched him go upstairs and then followed him to the second floor, where she found young Jeremy “slumped on the floor of the upstairs bedroom,” authorities said.
Her son returned downstairs and she followed him again — and when he turned around and hit her in the face with the bat, she begged him to stop, arrest documents state.
The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office has not revealed a motive for the horrific attack on the child, and the boy’s father told the Austin American-Statesman that he could not comment on whether he knew his son’s attacker because the investigation into the violence is ongoing.
The Sheriff’s Office called the incident a “random act.”
A GoFundMe campaign for Jeremy and his parents has raised more than $200,000 for his medical care.
Jeremy’s father, Arthur, posted an update about his son on a fundraising page earlier this week.
“Jeremy remains in intensive care but his limbs continue to move and he is responding,” he wrote alongside a past photo of the boy.
He said his son was very active before he was beaten.
“He speaks fluent Chinese, is studying Chinese characters, plays the piano and is a role model and hero to his younger brother,” Arthur said. “He’s awesome.”