Detectives with Bossier City Police Department’s Juvenile Unit arrested a daycare worker following an investigation into a report of cruelty to a juvenile.

On January 7 employees from Epic Learning Center notified the parent of a toddler and the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services that an incident happened at their business on Airline Drive. The parent of the child then called Bossier Police.

During the investigation, detectives found evidence that Patricia Newsome, an employee at the center, picked up a toddler, shook the child, and then threw the child to the floor. The child suffered a bloody nose and busted lip. Detectives arrested Newsome for one count of cruelty to juveniles.

The 61-year-old Newsome of Bossier City, was booked into the Bossier City Jail.

No bail has been set as of the time of this press release.

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