Third arrest made in death of infant found at Greenville gas station

Greenville police investigating infant death

A third arrest has been made in connection to the death of an infant found at a Greenville, Texas gas station Monday.

The Fannin County Sheriff’s Office says Jeremy Michael Stevenson was found hiding in a tree in a rural area northeast of Dallas early Wednesday morning.

Stevenson was wanted for a parole violation and “questioning regarding the death” of the 1-month-old found dead at the Prime Stop on Wesley Avenue in Greenville.

Sheriff’s office deputies were told Stevenson may have been at a location on County Road 4515 near Trenton, Texas. The sheriff’s office said Stevenson was tipped off and was no longer at the location when deputies arrived at midnight Wednesday.

He was found in a tree and taken into custody just before 3:30 a.m., according to FCSO. Search dogs from a nearby prison helped in the search.

On Tuesday, Greenville police arrested two women on charges for moving the infant’s body.

Police believe the 1-month-old child was dead before arriving at the gas station. Workers inside the gas station tell WFAA that when officers arrived, they went to the back part of the parking lot.

Police say that baby was non-responsive at the time. The investigation led police to a home three-and-a-half miles away. Police executed a search warrant at the location.

The two women, identified as 27-year-old Stephanie Flynn and 20-year-old Shawn Flynn, were arrested on charges of tampering with evidence. Police believe Stephanie is the mother of the baby.

Police say their charges are for moving the child's body. People inside the gas station tell WFAA the two women came inside the store and asked for a lot of napkins and then left. The workers also tell us the women appeared normal.

WFAA was told surveillance video was taken from the gas station on Monday.

An autopsy is underway to determine how the baby died.

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