Florida Woman Fleeing From Police Drops Baby on Head

By RJ Johnson - @rickerthewriter

November 25, 2018

Florida woman drops infant while fleeing police

An infant in Florida had to be taken to the hospital this week for a skull fracture after his mother dropped the child head first while running from police through traffic.

According to the Marion County Sheriff's Office, deputies received a call Monday night (Nov. 19) about a woman darting in and out of traffic on East Highway 40 while holding a baby. The caller said the woman appeared to be on drugs. 

"She was acting very erratically, darting in-and-out of cars, barking at cars as some witnesses referred to. And she had a very young child in her hands," said Lauren Lettelier of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

According to the police report, the woman, Kayla Morgan, 23, was holding the baby draped over her right arm as if it were a jacket. 

When police caught up with the woman, Morgan ran from the deputy, and began darting in and out of traffic. At one point, she dropped the infant head first on the side of the highway.

"She was running away from the deputy. And you can see her running off the road and running into the grass. You can see the baby falling to the ground and it is quite disturbing to see," said Lettelier.

The sheriff's office said Morgan thought the deputy was "a monster who wanted to suck her blood." After Morgan was taken into custody, she told deputies she had been on a drug binge, taking methamphetamine and molly for three days before the incident. 

Morgan was arrested on charges of aggravated child abuse and resisting an officer. 

Photo: Marion County Sheriff's Office

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