Midland Man Arrested in Connection With the Death of His Own Son

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - A Midland man is arrested in the death of his eight month old son.

On June fourth, authorities in Midland responded to an accidental drowning on the 1200 block of Wadley.

Once on scene, police found eight month old Alston Thomas dead on arrival.

An investigation was launched and the child's autopsy revealed he died as a result of blunt-force trauma to the head and neck, injuries that were more severe than that of a fall.

A warrant was issued for the father, 19-year-old Izsel Thomas of Midland.

Thomas was arrested and is currently in jail for murder with a $1 million bond.

He is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.