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Father of infant who died arrested on reckless homicide charge

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Armas Cravins

MELROSE, Wis. - Jackson County sheriff's officials say they have arrested the father of an infant who died last week.

Dispatchers got a call from a Village of Melrose mother last Wednesday saying she found her 2-month-old baby was dead. Sheriff's officials began investigating. An autopsy was done, evidence was collected and interviews were made.

Deputies arrested 32-year-old Armas Cravins II, the father of the infant girl, Tuesday about 5 p.m. on a tentative charge of second-degree reckless homicide, child neglect resulting in death and three counts of neglecting a child.

He's been booked into the Jackson County Jail.

The sheriff's office said the name of the baby who died and other people involved in the case were being withheld pending the completion of this investigation.

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