Rogers woman arrested for allegedly punching baby

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ROGERS, Ark. (KFTA) – A woman from Rogers was arrested on Sunday for two counts of felony domestic battery.

Britney Joe, 21, was arrested for allegedly punching her three-month-old infant. She faces two counts of felony domestic battery in the second degree.

According to the probable cause statement, Britney punched the child in the face because he wouldn’t stop crying. 

Officers then spoke to another child in the residence who informed them that she was struck in the head once with a cell phone charger cord with a plug attached and was pushed from behind.

While at the residence, officers observed the injury to the infant with swelling around his left eye and holding his eye shut. Officers noticed some darkening and discoloration forming around the top of his eye while at the hospital.

A witness observed Britney sling the cell phone cord and strike the other child in the head at the residence.

Britney Joe’s next court appearance will be on May 13 in Benton County.

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