Williamston man charged with murder, sexual offense of own 10 month old child

Police are investigating the death of a baby after they say the child's own father has been charged with murder and sexual offense.

Williamston Police say Ricky Roberson, 47, has been charged with murder and first degree sexual offense related to the death of a child.

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and the Williamston Police Department are investigating the homicide that happened on January 29.

Police say officers and EMS were dispatched to a home on Henderson Street in Williamston in reference to an unresponsive baby at the home.

The 10 month old was transported to Martin General Hospital where he or she was pronounced dead.

Police say Roberson is the father of the child, but are not releasing any other details due to the sensitive nature of the case.

Roberson is being held at the Bertie Martin Regional Jail under no bond and is due in court tomorrow.