Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

St. Pete woman arrested in connection with baby's injuries

ST. PETERSBURG — By the time he was 49 days old, Tara Brown's son already had multiple injuries, authorities said.

When the baby boy arrived at All Children's Hospital last month, police said, doctors discovered a spiral fracture to his left femur. He also had broken ribs and a skull fracture.

The last two injuries, authorities said, were in the healing stages.

Early Tuesday, police arrested Brown. They said that because she was the primary custodian for her baby, she is responsible for his injuries.

Brown, 33, of St. Petersburg, was charged with aggravated child abuse. Jail records show she posted $25,000 bail and was released from jail Tuesday afternoon. She could not be reached for comment.

According to an arrest affidavit, Brown took her son, then 49 days old, to the hospital on March 13. Brown does not have any previous arrests in Florida, records show.

Police said the baby is expected to recover.

St. Pete woman arrested in connection with baby's injuries 04/23/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 6:42pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Police: Uber driver's gun discharges during fight at Adventure Island in Tampa

    Public Safety

    TAMPA — An Uber driver's gun went off Sunday at Adventure Island during a fight between the driver and two passengers.

  2. Baker cautious on Pride politics


    Rick and Joyce Baker strode down Central Avenue Sunday amid rainbow flags, corporate booths, and blaring music of the St. Pete Pride Festival.

    St. Petersburg mayoral candidate Rick Baker chats Sunday with people at the St. Pete Pride Festival. As mayor, Baker did not sign a Pride parade proclamation, but now he says he would.
  3. Rays' bullpen stars lit up in loss to Orioles

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Saturday it was the soft underbelly of the bullpen that let one get away from the Rays, incurring the wrath of the team's faithful followers, who wondered why the high-leverage guys weren't pitching.

    Rays closer Alex Colome, coming in with the score tied in the ninth, allows three runs in his second straight poor outing.
  4. Lightning among early suitors for defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said he planned to explore free agency for potential needs, which include bolstering his blue line and adding a wing or two.

    Defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk, who can be a free agent Saturday, counts the Lightning among his early suitors.
  5. Senate leaders try to appease members as support for health bill slips


    WASHINGTON — Senate Republican leaders scrambled Sunday to rally support for their health care bill, even as opposition continued to build outside Congress and two Republican senators questioned whether the bill would be approved this week.

    Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill on Thursday, is one of the five Republican senators who announced they cannot support the health care bill as drafted.