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Public Safety News
Houston Police Department
News Release
Thursday, September 01, 2011

Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the death of an infant at 9755 Court Glen #316 about 4 a.m. on Tuesday (Aug. 30). 

The suspect, Reginald Dancy (b/m, DOB: 3-10-89), is charged with capital murder in the 262nd State District Court.  He is accused in the death of Tylan Thomas, a two-year-old boy who suffered suffered blunt force trauma to the abdomen and was pronounced dead at West Houston Hospital. 

A photo of suspect Dancy is attached to this news release. 

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J. Wilson and Officer D. Gunter reported: 

The baby was transported by his mother and Dancy (her live-in boyfriend) to the hospital.  When they arrived, the baby was unconscious and unresponsive.  Doctors pronounced him dead.  An autopsy by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences determined the infant's cause of death to be blunt force trauma to the abdomen. 

Dancy later told investigators he woke up around 2 a.m. and saw the baby playing with a DVD player.  Dancy stated he disciplined the child and attempted to strike him in the buttocks but missed and hit his back.  The baby then fell onto his bed.  Dancy stated he then left the baby in his room, returned a few hours later and found the baby convulsing.  Dancy then woke the child's mother and the two of them took the baby to the hospital.  Dancy was taken into custody without incident. 




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