Father Arrested in Death of 2-Year-Old Daughter

Posted at 6:28 PM, Aug 14, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-14 18:40:56-04

DESHAWN RAMON THREATSGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A 21-year-old Grand Rapids father was charged with second-degree child abuse Wednesday in connection with the death of his 2-year-old daughter.

Deshawn Ramon Threats was arrested on unrelated warrants and later charged with child abuse.  His daughter’s death is being investigated as suspicious, and further charges are pending the results of her autopsy.  The girl’s mother had previously filed personal protection orders against Threats.

Emergency personnel responded to an address in the 600 block of 4th Street NW at 9:04 a.m. Wednesday, where they pronounced the young girl dead at the scene.