Mother arrested running from police with baby
GUTHRIE, Okla. – They didn’t see anything but Mike and Jill Wilson heard plenty of commotion from the thick brush behind their Guthrie home a few days ago.
Jill Wilson said, “Three dogs down a couple houses were barking. Then ours started barking. When six dogs are barking, we know something is going on here or in the vicinity.”
There was something going on all right.
A neighbor reported seeing a mother and baby in a car seat hiding in the shrubs.
Health officials said the baby had been outside for two hours.
She had a bloody nose and scratches all over her face.
Authorities believe 22-year-old Dominique Torres was hiding from police after cops were dispatched to the area for a “child welfare” check.
Lt. Mark Bruning told us, “Someone called concerned. She tried to get away from there because she knew she was under the influence of something.”
Detectives are still trying to pinpoint the source of the infant’s injuries because Torres has given sketchy details.
According to Bruning, “Three different stories. She dropped the baby. She head-butted the baby and finally, the story we believe, she was running through the wooded area with her baby in the car seat and she was it with limbs as she was running.”
The infant was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries, then taken into DHS protective custody.
Meantime, the mother, Dominique Torres, is behind bars as police try to sort out what really happened.
She’s facing one count of felony child neglect.