Joshua Ortiz Arrested For Fracturing A Baby’s Skull



A man in Osceola County was arrested after an 11 month old baby he was watching ended up with bruises on his body, a fractured skull, and a broken tibia.

According to authorities, Joshua Mellow Ortiz, 25, was watching the child at a home in St. Cloud earlier this month when he notice the baby vomiting, shaking, and foaming from the mouth.

However instead of Ortiz calling 911 to get the baby help, he went outside to mow the grass, according to the arrest report.


One of the baby’s family members took the child to the hospital where it was confirmed that the boy did have broken bones and a fractured skull.

Ortiz was booked into the Osceola County Jail on a charge of Child Neglect with Great Bodily Harm.

He is being held on a $10,000 bond.

This is an ongoing investigation and charges may be upped. Check back with Ocala Post for updates.

Ortiz’s arrest photo should be available tomorrow.

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