State and Lewiston police have arrested a Lewiston man and charged him with murdering his infant son last month.

Danny Adams, 24, was taken into custody at his apartment Wednesday afternoon and charged with murder, said Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

Adams is charged with killing 3-month-old Zade Adams, who was found unresponsive in his bassinet on the morning of Dec. 14.

Adams and the boy’s mother, Kaitlyn Baker, 18, lived in an apartment at 77 Rideout Ave.

The baby’s death has been under investigation since he was found dead.

The state Medical Examiner’s Office determined that the child died from asphyxiation.

Court documents say Adams told investigators he forced a pacifier into the infant’s mouth an hour before realizing he wasn’t breathing, the Associated Press reported.

A state police detective wrote that Adams told police he was frustrated that the infant wouldn’t stop crying on the morning of Dec. 14, after he’d been using heroin and marijuana the night before.

The Sun Journal reported that Adams told police he caused several injuries by squeezing the child. The affidavit indicates Adams told Baker to call 911 while he performed CPR.

Adams is being held without bail and is due in court Friday. It was not immediately known if he had an attorney.

After his arrest, Adams was taken to a Lewiston hospital for observation. He is expected to be transferred Wednesday night to the Androgscoggin County Jail and is expected to make his first court appearance on Thursday or Friday.

Adams’ arrest on the murder charge means that the number of homicides that occurred in Maine last year now totals 21. Fourteen of those deaths involved domestic violence, including Adams’ case. Of the 14 domestic violence victims, eight were children younger than 13.