Two police officers who live in York County were arrested Friday on child neglect charges after their baby boy was hospitalized with seizure-like symptoms and a neck injury.
Former York Police Cpl. Robert Jeff Taylor, 45, is charged with abuse to inflict great bodily injury on a child and unlawful neglect of a child, according to the State Law Enforcement Division.
Chester Police Sgt. Audrey Schurig, 36, is charged with unlawful neglect of a child.
The couple was arrested by Charlotte Mecklenburg authorities after a SLED investigation requested by Rock Hill Police.
According to a search warrant, the baby’s parents took him to Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill in February with brain and neck injuries. The child was then flown to Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, where he remains hospitalized, according to a press release from SLED.
Both officers were placed on leave during the SLED investigation.
Taylor resigned from his position Wednesday, and Schurig is on suspension without pay, according to The (Rock Hill) Herald’s news partner, WSOC-TV.
If convicted, Taylor could face up to 20 years in prison. Schurig could face up to 10 years.