Mother also charged in Lima toddler’s death

By J Swygart -

Shelly Wireman

Shelly Wireman

LIMA — A second Lima resident has been charged in the death of 18-month-old Jaxxon Sullivan, who died in a Toledo hospital less than two days after being found unresponsive in a home last month by officials.

Shelly Wireman, 25, of Lima, the infant’s mother, was arraigned Friday morning in Allen County Common Pleas Court following a secret indictment returned by the grand jury. The Lima woman entered not guilty pleas to charges of involuntary manslaughter, a first-degree felony, and three counts of endangering children, all felonies of the third degree.

Her bond was set at $100,000.

According to court documents, police responded on April 1 to 826 Oak St., Lima, in response to the report of an unresponsive toddler. The child was transported to Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center due to several reported injuries and was later transferred to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Toledo in critical condition. He died less than two days later.

The subsequent investigation led detectives to arrest Gabriel Salyers — described by police as Wireman’s live-in boyfriend — and charge him with murder.

Salyers was arraigned Thursday in common pleas court and entered pleas of not guilty to charges of aggravated murder and murder, both unclassified felonies; three counts of endangering children, felonies of the second degree; and single counts of domestic violence with a prior domestic violence conviction, a fourth-degree felony, and possession of drugs, a first-degree misdemeanor.

He is being held under $1 million bond.

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