The name of the alleged co-conspirator in relation to the death of a 7-week-old girl was released by the Carroll County State's Attorney's Office on Thursday.
Tyler Tennant, 28, of Westminster, was indicted along with the previously named Ashley Love Davis, also of Westminster, by a Carroll County grand jury on Aug. 31 on charges related to the death of Davis' daughter, Sophia Davis.
Davis, 23, of the unit block of W. Main Street, was arrested Saturday and Tennant, of the same address, was arrested Wednesday. Davis is charged with one count each of first-degree child abuse resulting in death, second-degree murder, manslaughter and related conspiracy charges. Tennant is charged with one count each of first-degree child abuse resulting in death, manslaughter and related conspiracy charges.
According to a news release from the state's attorney's office, Davis called 911 on Jan. 4, 2016, to report that Sophia, who was born prematurely, was experiencing breathing complications. The infant was initially taken to Carroll Hospital then transferred to Johns Hopkins Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. She died Jan. 7 when life-support measures were removed.
An autopsy determined that the death was a homicide, and the investigation revealed signs of abuse. Davis and Tennant allegedly did not seek medical assistance for the infant until several days after it was needed, according to the release.
Davis is being held without bond awaiting bail review after the postponement of a scheduled bail review and arraignment Tuesday. Tennant is being held on $250,000 bail after a Thursday bail review and had not posted it as of 7 p.m. Thursday, according to central booking.
The Carroll County Sheriff's Office, the Maryland State Police, the Westminster Police Department and the state's attorney's office collaborated on the investigation.