Chatham County man charged in murder of infant son

A Chatham County man was charged Friday in connection with the death of his 5-month-old son.

Jeffery Scott Ferguson Jr., 24, of 98 Haywood Road in Moncure, was arrested and charged with murder, non-negligent manslaughter and negligent child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury.

According to an arrest warrant, Ferguson committed an assault that resulted in Carson Fisher Ferguson suffering an epidural hematoma in the right side of his head and retinal hemorrhages with subdural hematomas in both eyes.

An obituary stated that the child died on Dec. 6 at UNC Hospitals with his family by his side.

Ferguson was scheduled to appear in court Monday.

,A Chatham County man was charged Friday in connection with the death of his 5-month-old son.

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