CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives arrested the parents of a 2-month old baby girl for Neglect of a Child after Children's Hospital doctors said she had two fractured leg injuries. Charged were Charlston Heston Duncan, 26, and Shemayah Nicole Duncan, 24, both of Port Charlotte.
On Aug. 31 detectives said the Duncan's took the baby to her pediatrician and Mr. Duncan asked the doctor to look at her leg. X-rays were taken and discovered a femur fracture on the girls left leg. The Duncan's then drove the child to the emergency room at the hospital in St. Petersburg.
The Department of Children & Families notified CCSO Major Crimes Unit detectives. The detective's probable cause report from the doctors said, "After completing full skeletal x-rays to the child it was discovered that the baby's left femur fracture was calcified and there was also a fracture on the right leg that was of a different age to the one on the left leg. This was a Metapheseal corner fracture and the top part of the bone is missing and this specific type of injury is indicative of an abusive injury." The Duncan's were advised to return to Charlotte County.
CCSO detectives met with the DCF case agent and then the Duncan's at their apartment Wednesday. The couple was then taken to the Major Crimes Unit office for further questioning, and arrested. They were both transported to the Charlotte County Jail where they remain without bond this morning.