Cassidy Byrd was booked in Southern Regional Jail during the early morning hours on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. The Bluefield, WV Police Department has been looking for Byrd for more a week after autopsy results showed the baby died from head trauma.
The incident with the child happened back in April. Detective Adams with the Bluefield Police Department told us the boy was having trouble breathing when emergency responders got to the home on Edgemont Drive in Bluefield. The baby died on the way to the hospital.
Byrd is being held on a $100,000 bond. According to the West Virginia Code, Byrd could serve 10 to 40 years in prison if he is found guilty.