Craig Harris/Macon County Times Ashley Breann Centers was charged with aggravated child abuse following an alleged incident that occurred at Lafayette’s Works in Progress Daycare Center on Sept. 11.

Craig Harris/Macon County Times

Ashley Breann Centers was charged with aggravated child abuse following an alleged incident that occurred at Lafayette’s Works in Progress Daycare Center on Sept. 11.

A Lafayette day care worker was arrested last Wednesday following an incident that allegedly occurred on Sept. 11.

Ashley Breann Centers, 23, is charged with aggravated child abuse following the alleged incident at Lafayette's Works in Progress Daycare Center.

According to Macon County Sheriff's Department Detective Shane Gregory, the alleged incident occurred on Sept. 11.

Parents of one of the children involved saw an injury that night and contacted the Macon County Sheriff's Department the next day. Personnel from the Sheriff's Department went to Works in Progress and saw video of incidents that occurred the previous day.

According to the arrest report, Macon County Sheriff's Department Lt. Darrell Taylor was shown a video in which Centers -- a worker at the daycare -- slammed two girls on their sleeping mats on the floor in an aggressive, cruel manner.

Centers also allegedly kicked another girl while she was lying on her sleeping mat.

Two of the children were 18 months old, and the other was 16 months old.

The report says that "the abuse was blatant and cruel."

Centers -- who has been employed by Works in Progress for between three and four years -- was located and arrested later in the day on Wednesday.

There was a search warrant issued to obtain the day care's video equipment for further investigation.

Though the Macon County Sheriff's Department is only investigating the suspect and the incident itself, the Department of Children's Services was called in to look at the daycare.

Initially, Centers faces three counts of aggravated child abuse, but there is an ongoing investigation by the Macon County Sheriff's Department.

Centers' bond was set at $10,000, and her court date is slated for Oct. 17.