A 2-month-old baby sustained a brain injury and bruising, and a Franklin man has been arrested.
Braelyn Hendley was brought to Johnson Memorial Hospital early Thursday after her mother discovered she was not breathing right.
Doctors found bruising, and the baby was taken by medical helicopter to Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis, according to a news release from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.
Doctors there said the baby had injuries that were consistent with abuse, including bruises to her right arm and leg, a significant brain injury, retinal bleeding and retinal detachment, the release said.
The baby had been with Jamison Cyrus Allan Hendley, 22, while the mother was at work, the release said.
After an interview with police, Hendley, 5700 U.S. 31 South, was arrested on charges of neglect of a dependent and aggravated battery.
The sheriff’s office is not releasing what Hendley said in the interview, the release said.
Hospital officials were not able to release the baby’s condition but said she is still hospitalized at Riley.
The baby’s mother had been at work Wednesday afternoon and returned to the home on U.S. 31 South around midnight that night, the release said.
Hendley was in the bath, and she told him she was taking the baby to the hospital because of her breathing. Hendley told her he was not coming with her, the release said.
When the infant was transferred to Riley, she was in critical condition, Johnson Memorial Hospital spokeswoman Casey DeArmitt said.
A search warrant for Hendley’s phone records was approved by Johnson County Superior Court 3 Judge Lance Hamner late Thursday afternoon. The sheriff’s office investigated, and officials declined to release other details until the prosecutor can review the case.
The Johnson County Prosecutor’s Office will decide what, if any, charges to file.
Hendley was being held in the Johnson County jail on $32,000 bond.