SEBRING - Police arrested a Sebring man Tuesday on a warrant accusing him of throwing a 3-month-old child onto a bed so hard that it caused the infant to stop breathing.
William Clay Hunter, 31, is charged with cruelty toward a child that causes great bodily harm, a first-degree felony.
He remained in the Highlands County Jail todayunder a $100,000 bond.
The incident reportedly happened on Aug. 8, according to the arrest report. The child was taken to an undisclosed medical center, where it was determined she suffered abusive head trauma, or "shaken baby syndrome."
Sebring Police Sgt. Curtis Hart said Wednesday that the infant is currently stable and out of the hospital.
The arrest report indicated that there was also past evidence of injuries to the child, but Hart couldn't get into the extent of those injuries.
A child protection team physician diagnosed that the child will have long-term mental problems, according to the report.
Hunter denied abusing the infant in his initial statements to authorities.