The infant’s mother Jewels Harmon had taken him to hospital as she was concerned about her son’s cough.
But doctors called police as they believed the broken ribs ‘were consistent with child abuse.
According to The Metro, it appears that Harmon has now split from Peavler.
On Facebook, she wrote, ‘Someone please tell me how you can know someone so well & then it turns out you don’t f*****g knew them at All.!!’
Initially Peavler had told police he accidentally dropped his son, but in a follow-up interview on October 1, he claimed he hurt the baby when he refused to stop crying.
Peavler is currently in jail with a $200,000 bond and will appear in court on December 11.