SURRY COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — Two Surry County parents were arrested on Friday and charged in the death of their 4-year-old son, according to a Surry County Sheriff’s Office news release.
Four-year-old Skyler Wilson suffered a medical emergency on Jan. 5 and was taken to Brenner’s Children’s Hospital by Surry County EMS, the sheriff’s office said. Deputies weren’t notified until the next day by Child Protective Services.
Skyler died on Jan. 9, and his death has been ruled a homicide as a result of injuries caused by abuse by his parents, the sheriff’s office said.
Joseph Paul Wilson, 41, and Jodi Ann Wilson, 38, of Mount Airy, are facing charges in his death and are being held without bond at the Surry County Detention Center. Other children in their custody have been turned over to the Department of Social Services.
The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is assisting in the investigation.