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Woman allegedly flees from officers, dumps baby in field

(Riverton, Wyo.) - Yesterday morning (Sunday, August 7) at 5:28 a.m. Riverton Police Department officers observed a Red Chevy Impala vehicle swerving down West Main Street. Officers pulled over the vehicle at the intersection of Broadacres and West Park Street. According to the report officers observed the driver, 31-year-old Victoria Brown of Arapahoe, to be intoxicated. Officers also noted there was a 6-month-old baby in the vehicle. During the field sobriety test on Brown the passenger in the vehicle, Alma Addison, 28, Arapahoe, got into the driver's seat and drove away. Officers report Addison traveled over a curb and grass near College View Drive and reportedly stopped near the 100 block of West Hill Street and began to flee on foot. Officers found the vehicle disabled and began searching around the area for Addison. During their search they stopped a white Dodge Durango vehicle to ask if they'd seen Addison. Officers report during this traffic stop they observed Alma Addison to be in this vehicle. Officers asked Addison where her baby was and she reportedly refused to tell them. According to the report she began yelling obscenities at the officers and also began bartering with them, reportedly saying if they let her go she'd tell them where her baby was. Officers began searching for her baby around the area. They found the baby laying in a field behind the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on West Main Street. According to the report the 6-month-old baby girl was located on the other side of a 7 foot fence laying on its back in tall grass. The baby appeared to be sleeping. Addison's purse and a diaper bag was found to be laying next to the baby. Officers took the baby to the hospital where a CAT scan was performed to determine extent of injuries. According to the report doctors determined the baby had a skull fracture which was in the process of healing and indicates it likely happened prior to this incident. Alma Addison was arrested for Felony Child Abuse. Officers indicate additional charges are pending. #county10 #news