Sharp County Authorities Make Murder Arrest in Connection with Infant's Death

APRIL 14, 2006 - Posted at 4:16 p.m. CST

ASH FLAT, AR - Sharp County authorities this morning arrested and charged a Cherokee Village man with capital murder in the beating death of a one-year-old child.

Lauren Rutledge died last weekend.

The Sharp County Sheriff's Department told K8 News this afternoon that the baby died of "cranial, cerebral injuries."

Shane Hagins, 30, is charged in the death.  Authorities say Hagins had been living with the child's mother.