MUNSTER — The 23-year-old father charged last week in the death of his infant daughter was taken into custody Tuesday by the Lake County Sheriff's Office.

Lake County Sheriff's spokesman Mark Back said Khabaugh Musgrave was transported Tuesday from Cook County Jail to Lake County Jail, but he was uncertain what law enforcement agency in Cook County arrested Musgrave. 

A warrant was issued March 22 for Musgrave, who is charged in Lake Criminal Court with aggravated battery and battery resulting in the death of a child on allegations he caused the death of 1-year-old Najae Musgrave.

Najae was found unresponsive March 6 at a residence in the 4400 block of East Sixth Avenue in Gary and transported to Methodist Hospitals Northlake Campus, according to a probable cause affidavit.

A doctor at the hospital told police the child had injuries to her eyes and head that indicated she had been violently shaken, the affidavit states.

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The child was transported to a Chicago hospital, where she was pronounced dead March 8, the affidavit states.

Musgrave denied shaking the child in a statement to police, but he said he may have been too rough when he playfully tossed the child in the air that morning, according to the affidavit.

Musgrave and the girl's mother had previously been investigated by the Indiana Department of Child Services for allegations of abuse, the affidavit states.

A court date for Musgrave has not yet been scheduled.

He is jailed on a $50,000 bond, according to court records.

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Lake County Courts and Social Justice Reporter

Steve covers Lake County courts and social justice issues for The Times. The UW-Milwaukee graduate joined The Times in 2016 after reporting on criminal justice in New Mexico and Wisconsin.