Region 8 woman arrested after burning child with cigarette

Marie Williams Provided by Lawrence County Sheriff's Department
Marie Williams Provided by Lawrence County Sheriff's Department

LAWRENCE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) – A Lawrence County woman was arrested after police say she burned a 10-year-old girl with a cigarette.

According to the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department Marie Williams of Lynn was arrested and charged with battery in the second degree. Police say she burned a 10-year-old on her forehead with a cigarette.

The arrest came after the Crimes Against Children Hotline received a tip Thursday. Investigators with the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department and Arkansas State Police looked into the allegation and determined there was enough evidence to issue a warrant.

The Arkansas Department of Human Services took the child into custody, and Williams in the Lawrence County Jail. She's due for a bond hearing on Monday.

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