Williston, ND (KEYZ) Police arrest 29-year-old Keith Herrman of Williston for felony child abuse, fleeing police and numerous drug offences following a disturbing case of child abuse that came to light on Wednesday November 14th when Herrman, and the mother of a two year old boy he was caring for showed up at CHI St Alexius Health seeking medical attention for the toddler. Doctors observing multiple bruising on the child’s ears, head, abdomen, back arms, legs and genital area, a cigarette burn to the stomach and multiple lacerations to his skull, notified police. The mother, 25-year-old Brittany Feezell told police her companion, Herrman beat the baby because he had become angry with the little boy after he had urinated on the man.
Executing a search warrant, Williston officers discovered a cigarette butt, along with other items that appeared to match some of the boys injuries. They also discovered a diary belonging to Feezell which had a recent entry identifying a prior incident of abuse occurring in September of this year. Police say Feezell wrote about how most other people would not leave their child with someone like Herrman, but she was afraid of “losing him”.
Later that night when police went to arrest Herrman, he fled according to arrest documents, dropping two bags as he ran. Officers finally caught up to him at the Quality Inn motel. On his person officers found two syringes with white residue consistent with methamphetamine, a clear plastic bag with approximately 3.4 grams of a white crystal like substance.
During a police interview, Herrman admitted to “losing it” due to “baby Doe” urinating on him and striking the baby multiple times on the morning of November 14th. Feezell has been charged as well due to what police say was prior knowledge of abuse and failing to get her son prompt medical assistance.