A 31-year-old Cheyenne woman is behind bars after allegedly throwing her 2-month-old daughter into a ditch.

Cheyenne Police Department spokesman Officer Kevin Malatesta says officers were called to "suspicious circumstances" at Love's Travel Stop around 1:15 a.m. this (Saturday) morning.

"Officers contacted a woman, later identified as Lillian Jeffrey, in the driver's seat of a car," said Malatesta.  "The windows were down and she was acting erratically."

Malatesta says officers noticed two car seats, but only one child was in the car -- a 4-year-old boy.

"Officers located a 2-month-old baby in a ditch a short distance from the car Jeffrey was in," said Malatesta.  "The baby had severe injuries and was flown from Cheyenne Regional Medical Center to a hospital in Colorado for treatment."

Police have yet to determine how long the baby was exposed to the weather.

"Jeffrey was arrested for aggravated child abuse and child endangering," said Malatesta.  "Officers suspect she may have been under the influence of narcotics at the time."


A woman is behind bars after allegedly throwing a baby out of her car at a Cheyenne truck stop.

Cheyenne Police Department spokesman Officer Kevin Malatesta says Laramie County Sheriff's deputies ticketed the woman for going through somebody's vehicle on Southwest Drive around 10 p.m. Friday.

A short time later, police were called to the Pilot Flying J after the woman reportedly threw a 2-month-old baby out of her car.

Malatesta says the baby "sustained serious injuries" and was life-flighted to Denver. At this time, the baby's condition is unknown.

Malatesta says the woman also had a toddler with her who was taken into protective custody.

The woman was arrested on suspicion of aggravated child abuse and is believed to have been under the influence of narcotics at the time.

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