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Woman arrested after throwing acid in ex-boyfriend’s face

Erma Jean Broyles (Source: Forrest City Police Department) Erma Jean Broyles (Source: Forrest City Police Department)

FORREST CITY, AR (KAIT) – A Forrest City woman is scheduled to be in court Thursday after being accused of throwing acid in her former boyfriend's face.

According to the Forrest City Police Department, on May 17th Michael Hamilton reported that his former girlfriend came to his house to return a TV.  Police say the woman threw a liquid on to Hamilton's face and body when he opened the door, which began to burn the man.

The victim, according to police, was taken to the Forrest City Medical Center for treatment of severe burns to his face and body.  It is believed by police that the liquid was some type of household acid. 

A warrant was issued by police for the arrest of Erma Jean Broyles in connection with the attack.  On May 23rd, police say they received a tip on the location of Broyles.  Investigators checked the area given in the tip, found Broyles and took her into custody without incident.

Broyles is charged with second degree domestic battery in the incident.

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