Mother Arrested for Assault (Photo)
EAGLE POINT, Ore. – An Eagle Point woman is in jail on charges related to the physical abuse of her infant daughter. Jackson County Sheriff’s Office detectives say the baby sustained multiple injuries, including bone fractures.
On August 25, 2019, at 11:23 a.m., JCSO deputies were contacted by staff at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center reporting that a baby had been brought to the emergency room with suspicious injuries. Detectives responded to the hospital to continue the investigation. Staff with the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) Child Welfare Division also responded.
The girl, age three months, was transported to Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) hospital to receive treatment for multiple bone fractures and other injuries at various stages of healing. She was later released into DHS foster care pending the outcome of the investigation.
On August 30, detectives arrested the child’s mother, Britney Elizabeth Alexander, 23, of the 8700-block of South Fork Little Butte Creek Road, on charges of first and second degree assault. She was lodged in jail.
The case was forwarded to the district attorney’s office; the specific charges are expected to be updated once prosecutors review the evidence in the case. Arraignment was scheduled in Jackson County Circuit Court for September 3 at 1:45 p.m.
Anyone with additional information about the case can call the JCSO tip line at (541) 770-8333. Refer to case #19-17936.