Warrant: Woman caused brain damage to infant

Published 5:22pm Thursday, January 23, 2014

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

A 25-year-old Alabaster woman was released from the Shelby County Jail on a $30,000 bond after she was arrested and charged with allegedly causing brain damage to an infant in her care, according to court documents.


The Alabaster Police Department arrested Caitlin Gregory Lunceford, whose address was listed in the 500 block of Windsor Court in Alabaster, on Jan. 23 and charged her with one count of aggravated child abuse.

According to her arrest warrant, Lunceford allegedly did “strike and/or shake” the 2-month-old victim, who was in her care at the time of the incident.

The warrant claimed Lunceford caused “brain damage” to the infant. The infant’s condition was not listed in court documents.

Aggravated child abuse is a Class B felony. If convicted of the crime, Lunceford could face up to 20 years in prison.

Lunceford is scheduled to appear in the Shelby County Courthouse for a preliminary hearing on Feb. 26 at 8:30 a.m.

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