Shortly before 10:30 pm on Saturday night Lawrence County Dispatch received a frantic 911 call from a residence on Southest 2nd in Hoxie.

The caller stated there was a physical altercation taking place between a male and female in the residence.  Units from the Hoxie Police Department, Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, and assistance from the Walnut Ridge PD all converged on the area.

The caller stated there were children at the residence that were instructed to leave and go outside. An officer for the Lawrence County Sheriff’s office was the first on scene and took Todd Burnside of Pocahontas into custody.

An ambulance was requested to the scene but no medical transports were made. Burnside was transported to the Lawrence County jail and charged with battery third degree.

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