LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A Lufkin man has been booked into the Angelina County Jail on a charge of the abuse and neglect of a 4-year-old girl.
Michah Elliott King, 31, was brought to the jail after resolving unrelated charges in San Augustine County.
The girl's mother, Amanda Braley, 22, of Lufkin, was arrested on the same charge in October. She posted a $20,000 bond on Thursday.
The arrests come after a 10-month long investigation into the incident. According to a previous report, Braley brought her daughter to a Lufkin hospital. Medical staff had to work to revive her after Braley told them the girl was suffering from the flu and falling down in the bathtub.
After being stabilized, the 4-year-old was flown to Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center in Houston. According to the arrest report, Lufkin Police received hospital records indicating she had "suffered life threatening medical neglect and significant physical abuse".
Braley told hospital workers that the 4-year-old was being watched by Micah King while she was at work. During a police interview with King, investigators say he admitted to slapping her on one occasion and knocking her into some chairs.