FROM STAFF REPORTS
A Sumter man was arrested Tuesday and charged with unlawful neglect of a child after a baby in his care suffered third-degree burns.
Kevon Hayward, 26, of Babette Road, was reportedly watching the 1-year-old child on April 23 on Babette Road while the child's mother was at work. He told the mother the child burned himself on a space heater while Hayward was playing video games, causing third-degree burns on the boy's back and legs.
A warrant was issued for Hayward's arrest on May 8.
The child was taken to Augusta Burn Center for treatment.
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