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Infant’s injuries lead to child abuse charges for mother

A Jonesborough woman was charged with aggravated child abuse last week after authorities reportedly discovered her two-month-old child suffering from numerous injuries related to Shaken Baby Syndrome.
According to Washington County Sheriff Ed Graybeal, Jessica A. Garcia, 21, 126 Meadowview Lane, was arrested after a joint investigation with the Department of Children Services revealed the infant’s injuries, some of which had occurred within just a few days of Garcia’s arrest. DCS officials placed the infant in state custody following four days of treatment at a local hospital.
Garcia was charged with two counts of aggravated child abuse.