The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports On Monday police responded to a motel after receiving a report of a baby having a medical crisis.
Las Vegas resident Cash D. Ballew, 26, faces one count of open murder for smothering his infant son. He is being held without bail at the Clark County Detention Center, police say.
The newspaper report records show Ballew as a registered sex offender in Nevada. He was convicted of aggravated criminal sex abuse against a family member in Peoria County, Illinois in 2007.
Ballew is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.