The Cape Coral Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit arrested a man for aggravated child abuse after the investigation showed him responsible for serious injuries to his 2-month old son.
On July 10th, 2021, the Cape Coral Police Department was called to the home of Austin Meyers (W/M, DOB: 3-28-94) after family members reported concerns for the well-being of his 2-month old son.
The CCPD’s Major Crimes Unit responded, and the investigation revealed serious injuries to the baby as a result of abuse at the hands of Meyers. It was also discovered Meyers had battered the mother during her pregnancy.
Meyers was placed under arrest and charged with cruelty toward a child (aggravated child abuse) a first degree felony, as well as aggravated battery (offender knew victim to be pregnant), a second degree felony. He was transported to the Lee County Jail.