Wise County Deputies Make Murder Arrest in Infant Death

According to the latest Press Release from the Wise County Sheriff's Department Office, a seven week old infant was brought to Mountain View Hospital in Norton, VA unresponsive. The infant was pronounced deceased at the hospital and sent to the medical examiner’s office in Roanoke, VA for an autopsy. Preliminary autopsy results showed the infant died from head trauma. Wise County Sheriff’s Office, assisted by the Virginia State Police and Wise County Department of Social Services, conducted an investigation into the child’s death. With evidence from the investigation, Felony Murder and Felony Child Abuse warrants were secured on the child’s father, Nicholas Logan Plaster, age 21, of Coeburn, VA. He was arrested on June 5, 2019 and is currently being held in the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail in Duffield, VA with no bond.

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