THE parents of a five-month-old baby have been charged with child abuse after the infant "suffered numerous injuries."
Dulaney Collums, 26, and Kayla Crowe, 31, were charged on Friday morning after the child's guardian brought the baby to hospital in January with "visible injuries", WSMV reported.
The guardian told Putnam County Sheriff's Office that she had been out of town and left the baby in the duo's care.
But when she returned to town, she said that the baby "had visible injuries that necessitated a trip to the hospital," the outlet reported.
According to WSMV, the Sheriff's Office said that the guardian "was unable to secure custody of the child when she moved out of state,” a few days later.
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Just weeks later, the baby was brought to hospital again with "numerous severe injuries," which prompted the Sheriff's Office to begin a criminal investigation into the incidents, the outlet reported.
Collums and Crowe were charged with three counts of aggravated child abuse each.
Collums, from Houston, Mississippi, had a bond set at $175,000, and Crowe, from Monterey, California, is being held on a $100,000 bond.