ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WNCT) — Rocky Mount police have arrested and charged a mother and her boyfriend in the suspicious death of her baby.
Sierra Eley, 27, was charged with felony child abuse in the death of her 1-year-old, Romie Tyler III. Eley’s boyfriend, Marcus Robinson, 30, was charged with first-degree murder and felony child abuse, police said Sunday night.
Richardson was being held in the Nash County Detention Center under no bond. Eley was being held on a $250,000 secured bond. Their first court appearance was Monday at 9 a.m. at the Nash County Courthouse.
Police responded to a call in the 600 block of Paul Street around 9 a.m. on Sunday. Officials said the call was in reference to a 1-year-old who was unresponsive in the bathtub.
The baby was taken to Nash UNC Health in Rocky Mount and despite life-saving efforts, the child was pronounced dead. Police said the Criminal Investigation Division was investigating the incident.