Crime

Infant found unresponsive at Myrtle Beach daycare, 1 person charged, cops say

A Myrtle Beach daycare worker is in jail in connection to an unresponsive infant found at the Busy Bodies Child Care Center.

Myrtle Beach police arrested and charged Lona Lee Thomas, 51, of Myrtle Beach, with infliction of great bodily injury upon a child.

Cpl. Thomas Vest confirmed that Thomas worked at Busy Bodies daycare, 306 Highway 15.

Police say the investigation started on Nov. 1 after an unresponsive infant was found at the daycare. The 7-month-old victim is in critical condition at the hospital, according to the department.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the department at 843-918-1382.

Thomas is being held at Myrtle Beach Jail and awaits a bond hearing. She faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

Alex Lang is the True Crime reporter for The Sun News covering the legal system and how crime impacts local residents. He says letting residents know if they are safe is a vital role of a newspaper. Alex has covered crime in Detroit, Iowa, New York City, West Virginia and now Horry County.
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