The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Dept arrested Marie Williams age 40 of Lynn for Battery in the second degree on April 22nd 2010. The arrest came after a Crimes Against Children Hotline tip of a 10 year old female burnt on the forehead by a cigarette. The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department and the Arkansas State Police started an investigation into the allegations. Statements and physical evidence gathered lead to a warrant being issued for Williams arrest. Williams was arrested at her residence without incident and transported to the Lawrence County Jail. A bond hearing is expected on Monday for Williams. DHS took the child into protective care.

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