Arlington Man Charged in Death of 6-Week-Old Daughter

An Arlington man has been charged with child-abuse murder in connection to the January death of his 6-week-old daughter in Tulsa.

Tavarreon Dickerson, 22, was arrested Monday in Arlington.

Cpl. Greg Smith of the Tulsa Police Department said that Dickerson told police that his daughter, Raylie Dickerson, was fussy and he took her to the living room to sleep. Police said the child was later found limp and was taken to a hospital, where she later died.

Smith said that police were initially told that the child might have suffocated while sleeping. A state medical examiner's report said Raylie died from multiple blunt impact injuries.

According to a report by the Arlington Voice, Dickerson played football at Arlington High School and is the all-time leading rusher in school history. After high school, he played one season at Trinity Valley Community College in Athens before transferring to Tulsa University.

Online court records do not list an attorney for Dickerson.

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