Infant beaten, Lexington caregiver charged

September 26, 2013 

Amberly B. Lomax

Amberly B. Lomax


LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC Lexington County authorities arrested Amberly B. Lomax, 22, of Lexington after an infant she was caring for was seen at a Lexington Medical Center’s urgent care facility with a skull fracture, 13 broken ribs and a fractured clavicle.

Lomax was charged with inflicting great bodily injury on a child , Lexington County Sheriff James Metts said in a news release.

The two-month old girl was taken to the urgent care center on September 22 and later transferred to Children’s Hospital at Palmetto Health Richland where she continues to receive treatment, Metts said.

Lomax’s relationship to the child was not released. South Carolina law does not permit the indentification of child victims of crime and to identify Lomax’ relationship with the child would identify the child, Lexington County Sheriff’s Department spokesman, John Allard, said in an email.

Lomax was being held on $175,000 bond at the Lexington County Detention Center Thursday evening.

-- Rachael Myers Lowe

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