Lufkin child-abuse suspect arrested on drug charge

Amanda Braley mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.
Amanda Braley mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.

ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A Lufkin woman accused in the injury of her child was arrested on a drug charge on Wednesday.

Amanda Jane Braley, 23, is charged with possession of a controlled substance after a U.S. Forest Service law enforcement officer arrested her in Zavalla.

The arrest report shows Braley was in possession of meth on a forest service road in the Angelina National Forest.

Braley has a previous charge of injury to a child, stemming from an October incident with her four-year-old child.

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.

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