Woman accused of dometic battery against infant


An 18-year-old Pine Bluff woman was arrested early Wednesday after police were sent to Jefferson Regional Medical Center to investigate a report that an infant had a broken leg.

Kanlesha Lusk told police several different stories about how the child received the injury, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said during a court hearing Wednesday.

Detective James Huff reported that the child’s grandmother had taken him to the hospital after she received a call from the child’s father. Doctors determined that the child had a “clean break in the left femur,” Huff reported.

Kizer said that when Lusk was interviewed, she said she did not seek medical attention for the child because “she was afraid of going to jail.”

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $10,000 bond for Lusk after ruing that prosecutors had probable cause to charge her with second-degree domestic battery.

Kearney also ordered Lusk to have no contact with the child until the case is settled, and told her to come back to court April 17.

The Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent Lusk.