MORONGO – A 23-year-old Yucca Valley woman was arrested for the willful cruelty of a 3-year-old girl.
On Wednesday, August 22, 2018, the small child was taken to the hospital when a family member noticed that she was in an altered of consciousness. The victim tested positive for THC in her system, which is a psychoactive part of marijuana. While at the hospital the child again became unresponsive and was transported by ambulance to Loma Linda University Medical Center.
The incident was reported to the San Bernardino County Children and Family Services (CFS) and to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. The victim was hospitalized at the Loma Linda University Medical Center Pediatric ICU and was later discharged to a family member.
Through investigation, it was learned that the victim resided in Yucca Valley with Yaniece Marbury. Marbury was arrested on August 23, 2018, and was booked into the Central Detention Center. She was being held in lieu of $100,000 bail, but was released on her own recognizance. She will appear in court on a future date.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Specialized Investigation Division, Crimes Against Children Detail, Detective MJ Higgins (909) 387-3615. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or www.wetip.com.
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