Lakeland Police arrested Tylon Tully (DOB: 8/30/88, Lakeland) for Aggravated Child Abuse Intentional Infliction of Physical Harm (F1). This incident occurred on 2/9/11 when victim, three month old Romeo Tully, was in the care of his father, Tylon Tully. Baby Tully suffered a traumatic brain injury that has left the victim in a state of vegetation. Tully stated that he was irritated with the baby crying and rocked the victim “rough” for approximately ten or twelve minutes as the victim sat in his car seat. Tully stated the victim would not stop crying and the victim’s head was bouncing in the car seat without a head guard. When the victim lost consciousness, Tylon Tully contacted EMS and Baby Tully was transported to Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Baby Tully has since been released and is currently in a specialized care foster home.
This case remains under investigation. No additional information will be released at this time. Media inquiries should be made to Sergeant Terri Smith, PIO, 863-834-6917.
- posted by Sergeant Terri Smith