Police responding to an accusation of child abuse weren't able to substantiate that accusation but did arrest the child's mother on outstanding warrants.
Officers from the Covington Police Department were called to Newton Medical Center by the emergency room charge nurse. The nurse told officers that while she and another nurse were outside, they saw a woman, later identified as Princess Williams, "strike a male infant multiple times about the face and body."
The nurses said Williams was there visiting another woman, later identified as Latasha N. Jones, and they believed the child belonged to that woman.
Officers went to the infant's home and met with Williams and Jones. The child's mother confirmed that she allowed Williams to walk her son home from the ER. The officers examined the boy for injuries but was unable to find any proof of the alleged abuse. Williams was not arrested; however Jones was taken in for outstanding warrants and the child was taken by the Department of Family and Children Services.