Pair charged after fight led to 4-month-old’s legs being broken, police say

Published 2:30 pm Monday, July 27, 2020

A Red Level woman was arrested this week for her alleged involvement in the breaking of a 4-month-old baby’s legs.

Ashley Anne Mack, 26, was arrested and charged with first-degree felony aggravated child abuse, The Northwest Florida Daily News reported.

Mack was taken to the Escambia County (Fla.) Jail and held on a $50,000 bond.

Dustin Raymond McMurdy, 27, of Century, Fla., was previously arrested and charged in the incident.

McMurdy faces charges of first-degree felony aggravated child abuse and was held on a $100,000 bond.

According to police records, X-rays taken showed the infant had fractures to her femur on both sides of her body.

A statement from an investigator with the Florida Department of Children and Families to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office said that the hospital the child was taken to found that the injuries the child sustained were consistent with child abuse and that it was possible the child’s legs had been pulled.

The sheriff’s department believes the child’s fractures occurred during an altercation between the two adults.

DCF also alleges that Mack and McCurdy are “illicit drug users.”