Jaydon Hayden, Suspect in Detroit Nursing Home Assault, Had Coronavirus and Mental Health Issues

First reported by WXYZ Detroit, it appears that the suspect involved in the nursing home assault, Jaydon Hayden, had tested positive with the Coronavirus (COVID-19).


Before being arrested last Thursday, the 20-year-old, who was an Army veteran, was placed in the nursery home, after being taken out of his apartment once he was diagnosed with the virus.

However, the suspect’s father stated that Hayden has had mental health lapses along with another pending charge in Washtenaw County. He also said he should’ve not been put in a nursing home.

“He has issues and for them to put him in a facility like that, nothing good was going to happen,” the suspect’s father said to WXYZ.

Hayden’s father was working with the county’s mental health services to get his son help, but he said that Jaydon had heard voices in his head and it happened when he was being taken to the hospital and was diagnosed with the virus.

“He never should have been housed.. quarantined with the victim that he eventually assaulted. That should have never happened,” the father said. “Someone dropped the ball.”

WXYZ has reached out to the nursing home, but the person answering said the director was in meetings.

Hayden remains in custody. The charges for his crime have yet to be determined.

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