Arkebia Albury, 25, of Macon, Georgia, faces two counts of cruelty to children, reckless conduct and theft by shoplifting, after she ran over her 4-year-old son in a desperate attempt to avoid getting busted for shoplifting, reports the Macon Telegraph.
The child is in critical condition with injuries to his head and vital organs.
“The child is in bad shape,” Centerville Police Chief Sidney Andrews said. “It wasn’t looking too good.”
According to the Telegraph, a security officer followed Albury and her two children, the other being a 2-year-old, to her vehicle after leaving the department store, Belk.