Union County woman charged after infant suffers traumatic brain injuries

Union County woman charged after infant suffers traumatic brain injuries

UNION COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - A Union County woman is charged with felony child abuse after her infant suffered traumatic brain injuries, officials say.

Tamika Latonya Horne, 37 of Marshville, was arrested late Monday afternoon.

Last Wednesday, medical officials responded to a call at Horne's home on Hasty Road where they found the infant in cardiac arrest. The infant was taken to Carolinas Medical Center-main where it was soon revealed that the baby had suffered traumatic brain injuries, officials say.

Horne is charged with felony child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury, a class B2 felony. She was taken to the Union County Jail and given a $250,000 secured bond. Horne is expected to appear in court on September 14.

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