Man arrested, charged after taking baby from home in Feb. case

Man arrested, charged after taking baby from home in Feb. case
Keland Daniel Perry, 22 (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Office)

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Jonesboro police arrested a man after a two-month-old baby was found safe after police investigated a home invasion on Thursday, Feb. 27.

Officers originally got a call around 9:20 p.m. about a home invasion in the 1710-block of Arch Street.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Keland Perry went to the home and tried to make contact with the child’s mother.

Perry reportedly began banging on the door after the child’s mother didn’t want contact with him.

Perry then forced his way into the home, grabbed the victim, and “began slinging her by the hair, hitting her in the mouth, and was trying to choke her while the victim’s sister tried to break it up.”

Perry ultimately grabbed the two-month-old child and left the home.

The affidavit states the child’s mother returned home an hour later with the child after meeting Perry and retrieving the child.

There were no injuries to the baby.

A judge charged Perry with residential burglary, a Class B felony, interference with custody, a Class C felony, third-degree domestic battery, and failure to appear.

Perry received a $200,000 bond and a no-contact order.

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