LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) – Amanda Braley, 22, of Lufkin was arrested for felony injury of a child Wednesday. A second warrant is issued for Micah King, 31 of Lufkin, who is currently in a San Augustine jail on unrelated charges.
The investigation into the charges began in January when she brought her 4-year-old daughter to Woodland Heights Hospital. According to the arrest affidavit, medical staff tried frantically to revive her. Braley told the E.R. she was suffering from the flu and falling down in the bathtub.
After being stabilized, the 4-year-old was flown to Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center in Houston. According to the arrest report, Lufkin Police received hospital records indicating she had "suffered life threatening medical neglect and significant physical abuse".
Braley told hospital workers that the 4-year-old was being watched by Micah King while she was at work. During a police interview with King, he allegedly admitted to slapping her on one occasion and knocking her into some chairs.
According to Detective J.B. Smith with LPD, Braley was arrested at the Child Protective Services office and was transported to the Angelina County Jail.