Jarvis to police: Just trying to help

Jarvis to police: Just trying to help

There are 15 comments on the Battle Creek Enquirer story from Dec 7, 2007, titled Jarvis to police: Just trying to help. In it, Battle Creek Enquirer reports that:

“After feeding the child she saw one of the Ambien tablets on the microwave and picked it up and put it in Damien's mouth”

Ruthann Jarvis, charged with the September murder of 5-month-old Damien Lewis, told police she was just trying to help. via Battle Creek Enquirer

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NoSuprise

United States

#1 Dec 8, 2007
"So Jarvis told the officer she picked up a tablet of the adult sleep aid Ambien and placed it between the child's cheek and gum.

"After feeding the child she saw one of the Ambien tablets on the microwave and picked it up and put it in Damien's mouth," Callahan said."

The state of Michigan Licenses these people to operate day care centers. They insist that you have your children in licensed centers. Instead of with grandma or a "responsible" friend or neighbor. Look what happens.

Michigan's child welfare is something else.
Det K Callahan

Tucson, AZ

#2 Mar 3, 2008
the real story is lionel jarvis is the one who did it... he plea bargained with us at the springfield police department on charges he was facing on felony b and e that he commited at his former place of employment, he made a deal with us to give her up as the one who did it. she was grilled for 7 hours and finally went along with the story lionel made up just to get out of there. this is was really happend. shame the wrong person is taking the blame for it.. when that lying meth smoking piece of trash is free. living in tennesee,like nothing ever happend.. my heart goes out to her family who lost a loved one as well.
halofett

Battle Creek, MI

#3 Mar 5, 2008
good of you to point out the truth Det. it takes courage to speak the truth....we need more people willing to express their hearts and do the right thing.
been there done that

Dayton, OH

#4 Apr 20, 2008
i know ruthann is a bitch an on good, she needs life in jail
Baby Damiens Cousin

Marshall, MI

#5 May 9, 2008
Personaly I hope this woman burns for all eternity. You dont give a baby a adult sleeping aid. That child didnt need any more sleep. He allready slept all night why would he need to sleep some more!
Roy

Dorr, MI

#6 Jun 13, 2008
AMEN! According to the May 9 news she must have given him the drug immediately after the mother left....he was dropped off (6:25) and his mother got the call(7:10). WHY? He was reported to be wiggly and happy. Sounds like she just didn't want to deal with children that day. why would you feed the baby and put him back to sleep? Its SO scary to think about this....all parents have these nightmares, I'm so sorry that these parents are having to live it! I'm appauled by her not confessing right away about what she (OR HER HUSBAND-IF HE DID IT?) Sickening. She deserved LIFE in prison. Let's all hope that she has to fight for her life every single day while in prison because they don't look favorably on child killers (I've heard)My heart goes out to the parents! Maybe someone in there will "do the job" and give her what she truly deserves!
Seeing Slander

Williamsburg, KY

#7 Sep 5, 2008
the real story is lionel jarvis is the one who did it... he plea bargained with us at the springfield police department on charges he was facing on felony b and e that he commited at his former place of employment, he made a deal with us to give her up as the one who did it.
DOES YOUR SUPERVISOR KNOW YOU ARE POSTING INFORMATION ABOUT A CASE ON A PUBLIC FORUM?
she was grilled for 7 hours and finally went along with the story lionel made up just to get out of there. this is was really happend. shame the wrong person is taking the blame for it.. when that lying meth smoking piece of trash is free.
WHERE IS YOUR PROOF THAT HE IS A METH SMOKER? COPS LIKE YOU GIVE GOOD COPS A BAD NAME. THAT IS SLANDER AND I HOPE HE PRESSES CHARGES AGAINST YOU!!!living in tennesee,like nothing ever happend.. my heart goes out to her family who lost a loved one as well.
I TOO REALLY HATE IT FOR THE THE FAMILY OF THE CHILD THAT WAS LOST.
some of you are are sick

Marquette, MI

#8 Jan 22, 2009
i was in jail with her for a short time, for contempt of court, not letting my daughters child molesting dad visit her after he molested her. I went to jail and would fight the law again for this cause. I was told ruth's story by another and was told it was her husband who has been missing ever since leaving their children to fend for themselves. ruth is very humbled by this and she is very sweet. for whatever reason if she did take the blame for someone else. and 5 month olds do nap after eating, they nap alot that little.
Friend of Family

Battle Creek, MI

#9 Mar 18, 2009
C'mon people, do you REALLY believe that post from Det. Callahan was real? If so, then let me sell you some ice cubes from my freezer as big diamonds!
I know the family, and I know LJ (Lionel)- I have talked w/Ruthann briefly once or twice.
What she did was NOT RIGHT, and I feel she got off way to easy for killing the ONLY son that the parents will ever have. And his little sister, she's no longer the same happy go lucky little girl.
Now, if you want to hear something even more shocking...Lionel Jarvis is in Prison down in KY right now-- for raping and sodomizing a little girl who was less than 12 years of age!!! You can check it out for yourself if you do a search on the web for his name and Rowan County Detention Center. This IS a FACT...and there is an actual mug shot, and you should also be able to look up the story in "The Morehead News".
Let's just hope and pray that he never harmed any of the children with that kind of behavior while they were in his and Ruthann's care.
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Waddinxveen, Netherlands

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Damiens Aunt

United States

#18 Jan 27, 2016
some of you are are sick wrote:
i was in jail with her for a short time, for contempt of court, not letting my daughters child molesting dad visit her after he molested her. I went to jail and would fight the law again for this cause. I was told ruth's story by another and was told it was her husband who has been missing ever since leaving their children to fend for themselves. ruth is very humbled by this and she is very sweet. for whatever reason if she did take the blame for someone else. and 5 month olds do nap after eating, they nap alot that little.
Ruthann got ambien that was stolen by Melissa(West)Perez, who worked at a hospital in Kalamazoo. Ruthann asked for the ambien because her husband,Lionel Jarvis, was doing meth and needed to be able to sleep. Ruthann put it into Damiens mouth, Lionel waited to call 911 and then lied. Melissa West Perez provided the (stolen) drugs. All showed up at the funeral acting as if it was just a case of SIDS. When the toxicology came back,however, the whole truth came out about the Ambien. As if it wasn't bad enough already, the pain of the truth just drained us emotionally. It was a bitter slap in the face when Ruthann was released in 2015, her 1st time up for parole. Oh yes. She now has a job at a hospital in Battle Creek. Sweet and Humbled? Are you f-ing stupid? That evil monster could kill your kid next. Her husband went back home to Kentucky, there was no secret about it. Then he sexually molested a little girl, did prison time, and is living free in KY.These are the fact's. Ruthann should just commit suicide. I suggest hanging yourself so you can die choking like you did to Damien. Rot in HELL!!!!
Titiesnbeer

United States

#19 Feb 18, 2016
Damiens Aunt wrote:
<quoted text>
Ruthann got ambien that was stolen by Melissa(West)Perez, who worked at a hospital in Kalamazoo. Ruthann asked for the ambien because her husband,Lionel Jarvis, was doing meth and needed to be able to sleep. Ruthann put it into Damiens mouth, Lionel waited to call 911 and then lied. Melissa West Perez provided the (stolen) drugs. All showed up at the funeral acting as if it was just a case of SIDS. When the toxicology came back,however, the whole truth came out about the Ambien. As if it wasn't bad enough already, the pain of the truth just drained us emotionally. It was a bitter slap in the face when Ruthann was released in 2015, her 1st time up for parole. Oh yes. She now has a job at a hospital in Battle Creek. Sweet and Humbled? Are you f-ing stupid? That evil monster could kill your kid next. Her husband went back home to Kentucky, there was no secret about it. Then he sexually molested a little girl, did prison time, and is living free in KY.These are the fact's. Ruthann should just commit suicide. I suggest hanging yourself so you can die choking like you did to Damien. Rot in HELL!!!!
She won't kill mine, they would shoot her.

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