A Tulsa man was arrested on a child abuse complaint after his son was found dead in their home Tuesday.
Police believe that Terry Lamar Green, 25, waited too long to call 911 for 4-year-old Keyshawn Markham, according to an arrest report.
Detectives are awaiting a ruling from the state Medical Examiner's Office on the cause of the boy's death, police said Wednesday.
EMSA medics responded about 11:20 a.m. Tuesday to a call that a boy had fallen at the Mohawk Manor Apartments, 2530 E. 37th St. North.
When they arrived, the boy was unconscious and not breathing. He was also cold to the touch and stiff, Green's arrest report states.
The boy was taken to St. John Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Green called 911 at 11:12 a.m., according to the report.
He told police that he didn't know what happened to the boy but that he was conscious just before the 911 call.
A medical examiner said the boy was dead before the call was placed, leading police to believe that "there was a significant delay in seeking medical attention for the deceased child," the report states.
The 4-year-old was living with both of his parents in the apartment, but
Green was the only adult home at the time, police said.
He was arrested several hours later and booked into the Tulsa Jail on Tuesday night, with bail set at $50,000.
Court documents show that Green has received two suspended sentences for marijuana possession and a deferred sentence for uttering a forged instrument.