Columbia Police responded to Women’s and Children’s Hospital on Sept. 17, at approximately 7 p.m. in regards to a 4-year-old who was being treated for serious injuries.
Columbia Police Criminal Investigations Division responded to assist the Patrol Division with the investigation.
Forensic evidence technicians later assisted in collecting evidence at a residence in the Lakewood Apartments located at Old Highway 63 at Walnut Street.
As a result of the investigation, Columbia Police arrested Tabitha L. Sallee, 27, of Columbia for Abuse or Neglect of a Child and Making a False Police Report. At the time of arrest, bond had not been set.
The investigation is ongoing. A photo of Sallee is attached to this release.
Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or call CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.