(Eden) -- Thursday morning, Detective David Lamberth of the Eden Police Department, secured warrants on Steven Lee Shockley for First Degree Murder and Intentional Child Abuse Inflicting Serious Bodily Injury.
On Saturday, June 2, Eden Police Sergeant Jason Mayes responded to Morehead Memorial Hospital in reference to a patient being the victim of Child Abuse. When he arrived, hospital staff told him of an incident concerning the condition of a 5-month-old child with head trauma. The child was transferred to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem for treatment.
On Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at approximately 11:55 a.m., the 5-month-old child was pronounced dead at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. An autopsy was conducted on the child and the preliminary report revealed that the child died as a result of head trauma and the case was reclassified as a homicide.
Yesterday, at approximately 5:15 p.m., Steven Shockley of 970 Beck Road, Eden surrendered himself to detectives at Eden Police Department.
Steven Shockley was taken before a magistrate and is being held under "No Bond" in the Rockingham County Jail. He is scheduled to appear in Wentworth District Court on August 2, 2012.
This is the first homicide of 2012 for the Eden Police Department.