Salina Police Captain Mike Sweeney says that EMS and officers were sent to 612 West Prescott about 10:45 am Tuesday on a report of an unresponsive child.
They found Claydin L. Urbanek on the couch not breathing. He was taken to Salina Regional Health Center, and then transferred to Wesley Medical Center where he died just before 5 pm Tuesday.
Sweeney says that the young boy had bruising about the face and body in various states of healing, cuts on his feet, a tear in his intestines, a perforated bowl, and a broken rib.
The boy had been in the care of his 19-year-old mother’s boyfriend Antonio Brown, who had called the mother to say the child wasn’t acting right.
The mom called EMS after Brown had left saying he was going to the drugstore for medication but he did not return. Brown was arrested hiding in a basement at 205 N. Chicago about 7pm Tuesday evening.
Brown had been in prison serving time on drug and burglary convictions from Kearney County in southwest Kansas.
He was paroled in February, and the Kansas Department of Corrections issued a warrant for his arrest in September on parole violations.