Oxford boy pushed neighbor off trailer's roof, police said

Posted at 1:26 PM, Jul 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-31 23:32:23-04

OXFORD, Ohio -- A 9-year-old boy had his spleen and a kidney removed after a neighbor allegedly pushed him from the roof of a trailer, the Journal-News reported Monday.

Jackson "Jack" Loyd has been recovering at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Center since the July 21 fall.

The 12-year-old suspect is charged with second-degree felonious assault, Oxford police told WCPO media partner the Journal-News.

"I don't know if it was malicious or not, you know, but he almost killed my kid," Jack's mother, Julie Lloyd, said.

She said the boys were going to jump off the roof, but her son refused. The other boy pushed Jack off, she said, and he hit the metal support bar on a trampoline.

Jack said he'd jumped from a low-level shed onto the trampoline earlier, but "the second time, I didn't want to do it anyway."

In addition to losing his spleen and kidney, Julie Lloyd said the fall broke four of Jack's ribs and damaged his pancreas.

"It took us not even five minutes to pick him up off the trampoline and get him to McCullough-Hyde (Memorial Hospital)," she said. The hospital is a few blocks from their trailer park.

A helicopter flew Jack to Cincinnati for treatment. He bled so much internally that he used nine bags of blood, Julie Lloyd said.

She said her son "died twice on the operating table."

"He's a beast," she said.

Jack will be a fourth-grader this year at Kramer Elementary School. He may be able to home this week, his mother said.

Judge Kathleeen Romans ordered the neighbor to remain at the Butler County Juvenile Detention Center until his pre-trial hearing later this week. Julie Lloyd said she's not spoken with his parents.

"As far as I'm concerned they can stay on their side of the street, we'll stay on ours," she said.