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Walthall County man arrested in toddler's death

WALTHALL COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A 26-year-old Walthall County man has been arrested on felony child abuse charges in connection with the weekend death of a 16-month-old-girl.

Sheriff Duane Dillon said James Dusty Lowery was arrested after the toddler died at University Medical Center in Jackson Sunday.   

The little girl was first brought in to a local hospital early Saturday morning with head injuries and later transferred to Jackson. Doctors at the Walthall County hospital notified authorities the little girl suffered head trauma. Authorities said Lowery was the boyfriend of the little girl's mother.  

No other arrests have been made, and Dillon said the toddler's family members are being interviewed. Dillon said charges against Lowery could be upgraded depending on further medical information.

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