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A San Marcos area man is jailed on a felony injury to a child charge after police say he gave inconsistent stories about his girlfriend’s baby’s death on Thursday.

Arrest warrant affidavit for Richard “Ricky” Perez [.pdf]

According to arrest documents, Richard “Ricky” Perez, 20, called 911 at about 9:41 p.m. Jan. 4 and reported that he and his son had been involved in a traffic accident in San Marcos. Emergency workers arrived to find Perez administering CPR on six-month-old Aiden Skyler Perez, Perez’s live-in girlfriend’s child.

“It was immediately clear to on-scene personnel that the child would not have suffered fatal injuries due to the minor accident that he was involved in,” San Marcos police Det. Jeri Skrocki state in the affidavit. “…Perez indicated that he was unsure how the child had sustained the fatal injuries” but later acknowledged dropping the infant on his head, the document states.

Because the injury allegedly happened at the Perez’s residence on Centerpoint Road outside the city limits, the Hays County sheriff’s office has taken over the investigation. Perez is being held in the Hays County jail on a $500,000 bond set by Justice of the Peace Jo Anne Prado.

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