Williamsport – A woman was arrested Wednesday for allegedly assaulting her 1-month-old infant in August, causing him to have fractures and a dislocated elbow, according to Williamsport Bureau of Police.
Ashley M. Davis, 23, of 1411 W. Fourth St., was taken into custody and arraigned in front of District Magistrate Christian Frey for charges of aggravated assault and recklessly endangering another person.
The infant was taken to the UPMC Susquehanna emergency room on August 30, 2019 and was admitted. The injuries on the infant were “consistent with physical abuse,” according to the affidavit written by Agent Jason Bolt. The infant had been to the emergency room twice that week prior to his admission on August 30, Bolt noted. The infant is now in protective custody.
When Davis was questioned by police, she told them she was “frazzled, stressed out and sleep deprived” while she cared for the infant alone at her home on Aug. 29. She stated the infant “was really fussy and wouldn’t stop crying,” Bolt wrote in the affidavit.
Davis reportedly admitted to grabbing the infant out of his bouncer seat, as she demonstrated to the interviewing officer how she held the infant up with both of his upper arms. The infant then “cried a lot worse,” Davis told the officer. She agreed that her actions caused the injuries to the infant’s arm, Bolt said.
Davis was remanded to Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $35,000 bail. Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:15 p.m. Nov. 12 at Frey’s office.