A $25,000 bond was set Wednesday for a Pine Bluff woman who was allegedly fighting with her boyfriend while holding an infant in her arms, resulting in injuries to the infant.
Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set the bond after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge Karen Blakley, 20, with second-degree domestic battery.
Deputy Prosecutor Jill Reed said police were sent Tuesday to the emergency room at Jefferson Regional Medical Center, where the 8-month-old infant had been taken by Blakley.
According to a probable-cause affidavit from Detective Temmiothy Johnson of the Pine Bluff Police Department, the infant had red marks on his shoulder, face, chest, back and neck.
Reed said Blakley told police she had gone to pick up her children from their father, Christopher Pryor, who had threatened not to return them, and while there, she and Pryor got into an altercation, resulting in injuries to the infant.
Johnson said in the affidavit Blakley took the infant to her mother’s and went to work but the mother called after finding the injuries to the infant.
Pryor was also arrested on probable cause of second-degree domestic battery and will be seen in court Thursday.
Johnson said Pryor, who was injured and treated at the hospital, denied being in an altercation with Blakley and told police he received the injuries when he “punched holes in the wall.”
In addition to setting the bond, Bridgforth ordered Blakley to have no contact with Pryor or the infant until the case is settled.
Blakley said she would try to hire her own attorney.