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Parents charged after infant hit by car

Posted November 23, 2020 8:05 p.m. EST
Updated November 24, 2020 4:46 p.m. EST

Briana Morris (L) and Jamar Griffin (R)

— The parents of a Harnett County baby were charged with child abuse after the child, in a car seat on the ground, was hit by a car driven by the father.

Deputies were called to Valley Forge Way in Cameron around 1 p.m. on Sunday for a report of an individual struck by a car. When they arrived, EMS was placing a baby with injuries into an ambulance.

Deputies said the baby's mother, Brianna Morris, 26, told them she and the child's father, Jamar Griffin, 45, were fighting when she set the child's car seat in the path of the car.

Griffin reportedly became frustrated and tried to leave, and the car hit the child in the car seat.

The child is expected to recover from the incident.

Morris was charged with felony negligent child abuse causing serious bodily injury. She posted her $15,000 bond and was released Tuesday morning.

Griffin faces the same charge. He was being held in the Harnett County Detention Center under a $50,000.00 secured bond.

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