NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Deputies with the Harris County Sheriff's Office arrested a young couple earlier this week after a Nacogdoches grand jury indicted both of them on third-degree felony injury to a child charges for allegedly causing their baby's head to hit something, causing skull fractures on June 1.
Amber Fast, 20, of Nacogdoches, and Trayvon Eugene Lott, 20, of Katy, are both still being held at the Harris County Jail. According to the texts of their grand jury indictments, both of them have been indicted on four counts of third-degree felony injury to a child.
The bail amount has been set at $700,000 for each person, according to the grand jury indictments.
According to the Nacogdoches Police Department's daily activity report, Fast brought Athena Lott, her 1-month-old daughter to Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital on June 2 because the baby was acting sick. However, medical personnel at the hospital determined that the child was suffering from a serious head injury, the report stated.
As a result, the Nacogdoches Police Department and Child Protective Services started looking into what happened, the report stated.
The police report stated that the alleged injury to a child possibly occurred at an apartment in the 1300 block of Pearl Street.
The grand jury indictments state each person caused the baby to hit her head on something causing skull fractures. Count 2 of the indictments said Fast and Lott caused the child to suffer "serious mental deficiency, impairment, or injury."
The third count of each indictment states that Athena suffered bruising to her brain as a result of the alleged incident. Count 4 of each indictment echoes the information in Count 2.
A Go Fund Me account has been set up by Athena. To help with her medical costs, click this link.
"My friend Tonya's granddaughter Athena was critically injured and is the hospital in Houston," Tammy Merchen said on the Go Fund Me page. "This was so very unexpected, and there was no way to be prepared financially, so I started this go fund me in hopes to help with Athena's after care."
Merchen wrote that little Athena has a long, tough road ahead because she suffered "major life changing injuries."