Woman arrested after allegedly stabbing son


A 32-year-old woman was arrested early Monday morning after she allegedly stabbed her son with a steak knife.

Charlette Toliver was taken into custody following a police investigation that began when officers were sent to the 700 block of East 2nd Avenue Sunday, Detective James Huff said in a probable cause affidavit that was presented in court Tuesday.

Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said the boy and Toliver got into a verbal altercation and she allegedly stabbed him, resulting in a 1.5-inch cut to the arm thatrequired four stitches.

According to the affidavit, the boy, whose age was not listed in the affidavit, walked to a relative’s house where police were called. After he was treated at the hospital, the boy was turned over to the Department of Human Services.

Kizer said Toliver was located at another address several hours after the alleged incident.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $25,000 bond for Toliver after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge her with second-degree battery.

She was also ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim until the case is settled.

Toliver said she would hire her own attorney.