Police: Woman arrested on warrant in day care child abuse investigation

Warrant issued after Gainesville police investigate injuries to 8-month-old

Erica Hall.
Erica Hall.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A woman was arrested this week on a warrant charging her with child abuse after an 8-month-old at the Cuddly Kids Academy suffered injuries last week, the Gainesville Police Department announced Wednesday afternoon. 

Police said they were called about 4:30 p.m. Thursday to the day care on Southeast Fourth Avenue after the parent of the child arrived to find injuries on the child's face.

The initial investigation indicated the injuries may have been caused by another child, but upon reviewing the surveillance footage, it was discovered day care worker Erica Hall, 37, caused the injuries, according to the Police Department.

As officers were reviewing the footage, the Police Department said, Hall ran from the premises and could not be located.

A warrant was issued Friday for her arrest, and Hall turned herself in Tuesday to the Alachua County Sheriff's Office and was booked into the Alachua County jail, the Police Department said. 

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