The mother of the newborn that was found in a restroom at the Bi-lo Center on Friday night has been arrested by the Greenville police. 24 year old Jessica Ann Blackham of Easley was arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged with felony child abuse and unlawful neglect toward a child. Greenville Police Chief Terry Wilfong says investigators received information from family members. Blackham, who is married and also has a 4 year old, turned herself in to authorities. She is currently being held in the Greenville County Detention Center. Authorities say the investigation is continuing.
Greenville authorities say the infant weighs about 6 pounds. The newborn is in critical condition at Greenville Memorial Hospital, but DSS officials said he is now considered stable.