• 27-year-old man charged in toddler's death, Statesville police say


    STATESVILLE, N.C. - A 27-year-old man was arrested and charged Tuesday in the murder of a 2-year-old boy who died in September, Statesville police said.

    On Sept. 5, officers were called to a home on Alexander Street and found Sevynn Nashir Clark unresponsive.

    The child was taken to a hospital where he later died.

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    The Statesville Police Department's investigation led them to Jordan Hoyt Simmons' arrest.

    Simmons was arrested in Spartanburg County, South Carolina and charged with second-degree murder and felony intentional child abuse with serious bodily injuries.

    No other details surrounding the boy's death have been released.

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