According to an arrest report, JSO was called to an apartment on Labelle Street on June 7 in reference to an unresponsive child. The child was taken to Wolfson Children's Hospital, where the boy died.
Deas is the child's father, the JSO report said. On June 7, Deas told JSO that the child was left on a bed and that he heard a thud when he was in another room.
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The next day, an autopsy was performed, and the medical examiner ruled the death a homicide. The child suffered head trauma, the report said.
Deas was interviewed at JSO headquarters on Oct. 3 and arrested and charged the same day.