Reported injuries to mother and infant lead to father’s arrest

A Pine Bluff man was arrested Sunday after he allegedly swung at his wife and struck her and their infant daughter during an altercation between the two.

Laron Shaw, 29, was taken into custody after police were called to an apartment in the 4300 block of West 18th Avenue at about 6:30 a.m., and saw injuries to both the woman and child, Detective William Freeman said in a probable cause affidavit.

During a court hearing Tuesday, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said the woman told police Shaw had come home and knocked on the window and she let him in. According to Kizer, the woman told police Shaw had been drinking and became loud so she told him to leave.

Freeman said in the affidavit that police saw swelling to the left eye of the 11-month-old infant and a small amount of blood around the child’s left nostril, and the mother had a swollen left eye.

Kizer said Shaw had a prior conviction for third-degree domestic battery in 2010, and at his request, Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $25,000 bond for Shaw after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to file two counts of second offense third-degree domestic battery, a felony, against Shaw.

Shaw also was ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim or the infant until the case is settled, and was instructed to come back to court April 30. He said he would hire his own attorney.