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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 19-193

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 1, 2019
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    Woman Arrested For Aggravated Child Abuse

    The baby was taken to the hospital unresponsive.
    • Wednesday
    • April 10, 2019
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Hillsborough County


    (Polk County Sheriff's Office Booking Photo)
    Brienna Gayle Craig
    White Female
    DOB: 11/20/1994


    A 24-year-old woman was arrested on Tuesday, April 30, for aggravated child abuse that stemmed from an incident involving an infant back in April.  On April 10, a 2-month-old baby was taken to the hospital after he was found unresponsive by Brienna Craig. Throughout the course of an investigation, detectives determined that the baby suffered numerous injuries consistent with Shaken Baby Syndrome and would likely suffer with life-long affects due to his injuries.

    An arrest warrant for Aggravated Child Abuse was obtained for Craig. Craig was located on April 30 in Polk County, after she fled Hillsborough County. Craig was arrested without incident and booked into the Polk County Jail.

    Details related to the child victim's identity have been omitted due to Marsy's Law. A booking photo, courtesy of the Polk County Sheriff's Office, is attached.

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