Troopers arrest couple after 'nanny-cam' video shows evidence of abuse of six-month-old

Posted at 11:01 AM, Mar 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-15 12:01:01-04

Alpena troopers have arrested a Lewiston man and woman after an investigation into a "nanny-cam" video.

Officials say the investigation began when the Department of Human Services contacted Cadillac Post troopers about a possible child abuse case. The case was sent to the Alpena Post for further investigation after the venue was found to be in Montmorency County.

During the investigation, Alpena troopers reviewed a "nanny-cam" video and found evidence that 24-year-old Devon Hubbard had abused his then six-month old son back in May 2017.

Troopers also found evidence suggesting the child's mother, 26-year-old Tiffine Jingle, had failed to protect the child. It is alleged Jingle was aware of the abuse but continued to have Hubbard watch the child victim without supervision on a weekly basis. According to police, Hubbard and Jingles were boyfriend and girlfriend and lived together at the time of the incident. The abuse was not reported to authorities until this investigation began in January.

According to Michigan State Police:

Upon reviewing the case, the Montmorency County Prosecutor issued a felony warrant charging Hubbard with one count of Child Abuse 2nd Degree. A misdemeanor warrant was also issued for Jingles, charging her with one count of Child Abuse 4th Degree. Both subjects were arrested on March 4th, and have since been arraigned in the 88th District Court.

The child victim is safe and has been placed in foster care.