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Harris County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday May 24th, 2017 :: 11:30 a.m. CDT


HCSO Child Abuse Unit Charge Two For Injuries To Infant.

Harris County, TX) Harris County Sheriff’s Office Child Abuse Unit investigators have charged an 18-year-old mother and her 19-year-old boyfriend for the injuries sustained to their 8-month-old.

Investigators were called to the Northwest Medical Center on March 14, 2107, after medical staff became concerned to injuries presented to them.

Doctors say that Kardea Lockett and her boyfriend Nicholas Tyler brought the child to the emergency room after a soft spot had developed on the child’s head.

Lockett gave different versions of what happened and doctors contacted investigators.

She told investigators the child had fallen trying to crawl and stand next to a piece of furniture. The injuries were not consistent with the incident.
A CAT scan found that the had over 20 different forms of healed and new fractures.

Investigators interviewed Tyler and Lockett, and they both had inconsistences in their statements as to how the child had so many injuries.

The Harris County District Attorney’s Office was presented the findings of the investigation and the charges of Injury to a child by submission and injury to a child with serious bodily injury were accepted on both Lockett and Tyler.

Nicholas Tyler is not the infants biological father.

Kardea Lockett is currently in the Harris County Sheriff's Office with a $20,000.00 bond.

Nicholas Tyler has an open warrants and is being sought at this time.
Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and/or arrest of the suspect in this case.

Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at Tips may also be sent via a te xt message by texting the following: TIP610 plus the information to CRIMES (274637). All tipsters remain anonymous.

Harris County Sheriff's Office
1200 Baker St
Houston, TX 77002

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