Child's Death Results In Arrest
Wayne Brown charged with Murder, child abuse
On February 14, 2017 Newaygo County Deputies responded to a suspected child abuse complaint in Big Prairie Township.14 month old Laylah Heether was taken by ambulance to the emergency room for apparent head injuries. She succumbed to her injuries on February 21, 2017 while in the ICU.
On February 23, 2017 a warrant was issued for Felony Murder and 1st Degree Child Abuse for the victim’s step-father, Wayne Arthur-Scott Brown, 29 years old, who lived at the house with the victim and her mother Breann Tabor. Brown was arrested on February 23, 2017 by Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office Detectives and the Michigan State Police. Brown was arraigned on February 24, 2017 and is being held without bond pending a preliminary exam.