A Florida woman is behind bars after she allegedly dropped her 6-week-old infant son on his head on Monday, causing a skull fracture.
NBC8 reports 23-year-old Kayla Morgan is facing child abuse and resisting arrest charges after allegedly running in and out of traffic Monday night, off of Highway 315 and Highway 40 in Marion County, while holding her baby draped over her right arm. The incident, caught on video, showed the baby flailing about as Morgan ran into the street.
According to the Marion County Police Department, Morgan purposely dropped the infant on his head while running from police officers. The impact fractured the baby’s skull.
Police arrived to the scene after witnesses called 911 and said Morgan was barking like a dog and appeared to be on drugs. ABC9 reports that the suspect was hiding behind vehicles and sprinting through the street while carrying the baby “as if she (were) carrying a jacket draped over her right arm, allowing the victim to flail.”
When officers arrived, Morgan refused to cooperate and and ran. When they caught her, she reportedly said her name was “Bi***” and said one of the deputies “was a monster trying to suck her blood,” according to the arrest warrant.
After deputies detained Morgan, she was taken to a hospital for evaluation, where she allegedly admitted she used the drug “Molly,” along with meth for the past three days.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH), Molly, also known as “MDMA” or “Ecstacy,” is an illegal mind-altering synthetic drug that “alters mood and perception.”
The Florida Department of Children and Families is currently investigating the incident. Morgan is being held at the Marion County Jail without bond.
According to the baby’s grandmother, he is now out of the hospital and doing well, FOX35 reports.
The story continues to develop. Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.
[Feature Photo: Kayla Morgan/Marion County Sheriff’s Office]