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Medford woman faces assault charge for baby's injury

A Medford woman is facing an assault charge for allegedly causing a brain injury to an 8-month-old girl, police said.

Alicia Marie Gunn, 25, was booked into the Jackson County Jail Friday, Aug. 11. If convicted, she faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $375,000.

Medford police Lt. Justin Ivens said Gunn is a friend of the child's mother and was babysitting when she allegedly caused a "non-accidental injury."

"As soon as she realized there was a medical condition, she asked the neighbors for help, and the neighbors called us," Ivens said.

The child was transferred to Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland Friday night.

"We are remaining hopeful waiting on the status of the child," Ivens said.

Gunn's bail is set at $250,000, according to court documents.

Gunn has a long rap sheet in Jackson County since 2011. She has been arrested and convicted at least 15 times. In 2014, Gunn was arrested seven times for possession of heroin, delivery of methamphetamine, robbery and burglary. Court records also show misdemeanor charges of harassment and assault, alleging she punched a man at his residence in 2013 and assaulted another man in 2011.

According to court documents, Gunn successfully completed drug court and had her probation terminated in September 2016. She had not had any other run-ins with law enforcement until Friday.

Gunn's next hearing is set for Aug. 21 at 4 p.m. in Jackson County Circuit Court.

— Reach reporting intern Tran Nguyen at tnguyen@mailtribune.com or at 541-776-4485.

Medford woman faces assault charge for baby's injury