MS Toddler Had Over 30 Wounds

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Nathan Blake McCrory, 24

Man accused of beating, burning son
asks for bond

JACKSON COUNTY, MS – The attorney for the man accused of beating and burning his 3-year-old son wants his client to have bond pending trial.

Nathan Blake McCrory, 24, is being held at the Jackson County jail without bond on charges of felony child abuse and marijuana cultivation.  He is accused of causing at least 30 wounds to his son, Zander Saucier.

McCrory’s attorney, James L. Farrior III, on Monday wanted a county court judge to consider a motion to grant McCrory bond so he could possibly bond out of jail pending trial.

But nothing happened.

“Since I had already bound him over to a grand jury, it’s out of my jurisdiction,” Judge T. Larry Wilson said.

Wilson said the request for bond will have to be taken up in Circuit Court.  A date has not been set.

In May, Jackson County Detective Eddie Clark said Zander had at least 30 wounds to his body, including suspected cigarette and lighter burns along with a collapsed lung, a tear to his liver, an injury to his penis and a bleed to the brain when arrived at a hospital the evening of April 10.

McCrory had brought the unconscious child to his mother at her job and she dialed 911 for an ambulance.  From the hospital, he was airlifted to an Alabama hospital.

Members of McCrory’s family claim the boy was injured when he fell down a flight of stairs at Nathan McCrory’s home in Vancleave.

After Zander was injured, he remained hospitalized for seven days before returning home.  His mother, Emily Saucier, and her uncle, Jimmy Spears, said Zander seems like a normal boy physically but he is still in the process of recovering.

The community has rallied around Zander to offer support.

On Friday evening, Team Zander Day was held at MGM Park during the Biloxi Shuckers game.

Zander was the featured guest and arrived on the same type of helicopter used to transport him to Alabama.

Zander also threw the first pitch at Friday night’s game.