Couple Arrested in Child Abuse Case in Arkansas

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BOONE COUNTY, Ark. – A couple from Harrison was arrested in connection to an investigation involving injuries to a four month old baby that belonged to another couple.

Shawn and Kisha Collett were babysitting the four month old when they called the ambulance to report that the baby was not breathing. The infant was found to have life threatening injuries and was transferred to Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock.

Investigators were told that the infant had been admitted to the hospital for a similar episode involving the same two babysitters six weeks prior to this event. The hospital reported finding new and healing injuries found on the infant which included severe head trauma, fractures to the baby’s head and multiple fractures to the ribs.

The Collets were arrested for the offense of first degree battery. They could face a potential sentence if charged of 10 to 40 years or life.

There has not been a bond set at the time of the news release and the Collets remain in custody of the Boone County Sheriff’s Department.

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