Dillon Spade, 21, arrested for abusing 5 month-old son

Held on $100,000 bond for felony child endangerment

By Melanie Yingst - myingst@civitasmedia.com

TROY — A Troy man is being held on $100,000 bond after being arraigned on second degree felony child abuse and/or endangerment charge in Miami County Municipal Court on Wednesday morning.

Dillon Spade, 22, of Troy, was arrested following an investigation by Troy Police Department where he admitted he was responsible for injuring his 5-month-old son in his care.

The 5-month-old child was first transferred to Upper Valley Medical Center and then later admitted to Dayton Children’s Hospital around 3 a.m. Tuesday.

The child’s traumatic head injuries occurred at the Royal Inn motel where Spade, the mother of the child and another 5-year-old child was living.

Hospital staff reported the child’s skull fractures appeared non-accidental and his injuries also included bleeding on the brain.

Spade, the father of the child, was questioned by Troy Police Department detectives and later admitted to shaking the baby, striking its head on the wall mirror because the baby would not stop crying.

The mother, who was working during the incident, also admitted she knew Spade had caused harm to the child. The mother admitted to witnessing Spade allegedly throw the child on the bed, then bounce off the bed and land on the 5-year-old half-sister who was on the floor.

Spade was arraigned on Wednesday on the second degree felony charges of child abuse and/or endangering.

His preliminary hearing was set for 1 p.m. Oct. 6 with Judge Elizabeth Gutmann presiding.

Held on $100,000 bond for felony child endangerment

By Melanie Yingst