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Gastonia couple in jail after authorities accuse them of abusing their 4-month-old daughter

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GASTONIA, North Carolina — Police in Gaston County have jailed a Gastonia couple after their 4-month-old daughter was hospitalized with a brain injury.

Authorities say 19-year-old Taylor Andrew McDaniel and 21-year-old Nannette Louise McDaniel were arrested this week.

According to police, an investigation began last Thursday when the infant was brought to CaroMont Regional Medical Center suffering from seizures. The child was diagnosed with a brain injury and transferred to Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte.

Police say the little girl is under the custody of the Department of Human Services in Gaston County.

Taylor McDaniel is charged with felony child abuse and assault inflicting serious injury and is jailed under $100,000 bond. Nannette McDaniel is charged with felony child abuse and is jailed under $75,000 bond. It's not known if either have an attorney.

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