A Robbins man has been arrested in connection with the slaying of his 14-month-old son, according to a statement released Monday by the Moore County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff’s deputies were called to a home in the 6600 block of N.C. 705 on June 22 after receiving reports of “a child suffering traumatic injuries,” the statement said. Emmanuel Jonathan Reza, the victim’s 20-year-old father, reportedly told police that his infant son had been injured in “a fall that had occurred in the home."
Noah Emmanuel Reza, the victim, was pronounced dead after being taken to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill for treatment. After investigating the case for three months, the sheriff’s office obtained warrants charging the boy’s father with second-degree murder and felony child abuse.
Emmanuel Jonathan Reza was arrested Friday and placed in the Moore County Detention Center under a $1 million secured bond. He is expected to make his first appearance in Moore County District Court on Wednesday.