Updated Info On Baby In Dog Chewing Toes Case

The baby whose toes were chewed off by a Pit Bull is now out of the hospital.

Deputies say the four-month-old baby was injured last week when a friend's dog chewed off the boys toes while he was on a pull-out sofa.

Robbie Jenkins, and her boyfriend, Tremayne Spillman, face felony child abuse charges.

The dog was euthanized Monday, and its brain tested negative for rabies.

Sheriff Ed Brown says the boy is now in a therapeutic foster home.


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911 Call From Father to Dispatcher


WITN has obtained the 9-1-1 call from an Onslow County home where a Pit Bull chewed off a baby's toes Monday.

"My girlfriend just woke me up," the caller told 9-1-1. "Ah, we, we had our friend's puppy -- he went to jail today -- and ah, the, the baby's missing a toe, the dog bit his toe off. I need an ambulance as soon as possible."

The dispatcher asks for the address, which is Murrill Hill Road, and tells the caller help is on the way.

The caller, who later identifies himself on the call as Tremayne Jenkins, is the baby's father. Lawmen say his name is actually Tremayne Spillman. Spillman and the baby's mother, Robbie Jenkins, face felony child abuse charges. Jenkins is attending to the baby during the call.

"Stay on the phone with me," the dispatcher says. "I'm going to get you help out there. You say the dog bit the toe?"

"I don't know," Tremayne replies. "She (the mother) just woke up, she was screaming and I went out there and he's missing a toe and there's some blood out there and the dog has blood on him."

Tremayne tells the dispatcher the baby is a four-month-old boy, and that he awake and crying. He tells the dispatcher they are not bad parents. Tremayne says he wants to kill the dog, but the dispatcher tells him not to.

Click on the link above to listen to the full 9-1-1 call.



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The mother of a four-month-old baby who had its toes chewed off by a Pit Bull and the mother's boyfriend remain behind bars.

The next court appearance is scheduled for Septemer 22.

Robbie Jenkins, and her boyfriend, Tremayne Spillman, face felony child abuse charges.

There is no official word if the boyfriend is the baby's father, but court records for Onslow County show a baby was born to "Robbi Jenkins" four months ago, and the baby's name is "Tremayne Spillman Jr."

The sheriff's office reported Wednesday there is no change in the baby's condition, which is stable. The baby remains at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

WITN News first learned Wednesday the dog that chewed off a baby's toes tested negative for rabies. The dog was euthanized Monday, and its brain was tested for the virus.

The other two children from the home have been placed with family members.

Authorities tell WITN the 20-year-old Jenkins and the 23-year-old Spillman turned themselves into the Onslow County Sheriff's Office Monday night to be taken into custody after warrants were issued for their arrest.

The sheriff filed a search warrant Tuesday that allowed them to take Jenkins and Spillman to Onslow Memorial Hospital to have blood drawn as part of the investigation.

Bond for Jenkins was set at $50,000. Spillman was also served with an additional outstanding warrant from 2006 for felony breaking, entering and larceny charges. His total bond is $65,000.

Jenkins' four-month-old child had its toes chewed off by a 12-week-old pit bull the family was taking care of for a friend who had been arrested.

Officials say Jenkins and Spillman were sleeping in another room.

Jenkins claims she couldn't hear the baby crying because she was on medication.



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Onslow County, NC -- A baby had all the toes of his left foot chewed off by a Pit Bull, according to the Onslow County Sheriff's Office.

Lawmen say the baby could lose his foot.

The mother said she never heard the baby cry out and only discovered the injury when she went to change the baby's diaper Monday morning.

Sheriff's deputies say the mother, Robbie Lynn Jenkins, and her boyfriend, Tremayne Spillman, were taking care of the 12-week-old Pit Bull for a friend, after the friend was arrested Sunday night for possession of a firearm by a felon.

"Ms. Jenkins said she placed the 4-month-old victim on a foldout couch in the living room," reported the sheriff's office. "Ms. Jenkins said she and her boyfriend slept in the living room on another couch. She said her two other children were in the bedroom. As for the dog, he was unrestricted and could go throughout the house."

The mother told officials she never heard the baby cry out.

"Ms. Jenkins said she was taking medication and never heard the child cry out and only discovered the incident when she started changing the child’s diaper," the sheriff's office reported. "The child was transported to Pitt Memorial Hospital. Medical authorities indicated the child may also lose his left foot."

Both Jenkins and Spillman are facing felony child abuse charges.


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