Selica Williamsely Wright, 30, of Newberry was charged with unlawful conduct towards a child on July 23.
Newberry Police Department responded to Newberry County Memorial Hospital on Saturday, July 14 in reference to possible child abuse involving an eight-month old child.
When officers arrived on scene at approximately 10:32 p.m., they spoke with hospital staff and determined that the child had sustained a skull injury. The child was then transferred to Palmetto Health Richland for further evaluation and treatment.
Officers and city investigator interviewed Wright who indicated the child had fallen and sustained the head injury earlier that evening. Further investigation by hospital staff determined that the injury could not have been sustained by a fall.
Police Chief Roy McClurkin said that although Wright has been arrested, the investigation is still ongoing and involves the Newberry Police Department and the Newberry County Department of Social Services.
Wright is being held at the Newberry County Detention Center.