A 6-year-old Texas boy has been lying unconscious in a hospital bed for more than a week after his 39-year-old neighbor allegedly broke into his home and beat him with a baseball bat.
The young child named Jeremy suffered brain swelling and multiple skull fractures after Daniel Logan attacked him with the bat around 5 a.m. on Sept. 11 in Georgetown, TX, according to police and a local report.
Logan was arrested and charged with injury to a child and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon against a family member — both first-degree felonies — after he allegedly struck his own mother with the bat as well, the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office said.
His wife was the one who called 911 after her mother-in-law walked out of the child’s house dripping blood and screaming “that Daniel was killing everyone inside,” according to the arrest affidavit obtained by the Austin American-Statesman.
She told a detective who arrived at the adjacent homes on Rock Mill Loop that she woke up to loud banging noises and realized her husband was not inside their house, but their backdoor was open, the local outlet reported.
She walked out the backdoor and noticed a hole in the picket fence that divides her and her husband’s property from Jeremy’s family’s property and then saw that the family’s glass door off their back patio had been shattered, according to the affidavit.
The alleged attacker’s wife then heard her mother-in-law and Jeremy’s mother screaming from inside the neighbors’ house.
Then Logan’s mother walked out covered in blood and screaming for help.
His mother later told a detective from her hospital bed that she saw her son go into the neighbors’ home armed with a baseball bat.
She watched him go upstairs and followed him to the second floor — where she found little Jeremy “slumped on the floor of an upstairs bedroom,” authorities said.
Her son had gone back downstairs and she followed him again — pleading with him to stop when he turned around and whacked her in the face with the bat, according to the arrest document.
The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office did not release a motive for the horrific attack against the child and the boy’s father told the Austin American-Statesman that he was unable to comment on whether he knew his son’s attacker because there is an open investigation into the violence.
The sheriff’s office instead called the incident a “random act.”
A GoFundMe campaign created for Jeremy and his parents has raised more than $200,000 for his medical care.
Jeremy’s father Arthur posted an update on his son to the fundraising page earlier this week.
“Jeremy remains in critical care, but he continues to show movement in all his limbs and is responding,” he wrote alongside a past photo of the boy.
He said his son was very active before he was beaten.
“He spoke fluent Chinese and was studying Chinese characters, played piano and was a role model, a hero to his younger brother,” Arthur said. “He is awesome.”
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