Angela Daugherty has been indicted on a child abuse charge.
Madisonville Police say she was frustrated while getting her four-month-old baby ready to be picked up by a relative.
Officers say she handled the boy roughly and jerked his arms through clothing and car seat straps.
Later that evening, police say Daugherty’s sister took the baby to the hospital. He was found to have a spiral fracture on his arm. He was then taken by ambulance to a Louisville hospital because of the possibility of child abuse.
Officials say testing showed the baby also had a healing fracture on the same arm, and possibly a healing fracture on his left leg.
Police say Daugherty admitted to hurting her son. They say she didn’t want her sister to take him to the hospital because she was afraid he would be taken away by social services.
Angela Daugherty was arrested at the end of October.