Fort Smith Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Child Abuse
On Tuesday (April 1), Alexander Turner, 26, of Fort Smith was arrested on suspicion of child abuse, according to the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office.
Turner is reportedly the boyfriend of Morgan Crow, who was arrested earlier this week after failing to seek immediate medical attention for her 7-month-old infant that suffered burns on the face and scalp. The infant was eventually airlifted to the Little Rock Burn Center.
During an interview, Crow stated the burns occurred on Saturday night, and she didn’t seek medical attention for the child until Sunday night, according to the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office.
After the interview, Crow was arrested on suspicion of not getting medical help for the child, which resulted in her being taken into custody on suspicion of Failure to Protect, a felony charge.
Turner was later found and interviewed. Afterwards, he was arrested on suspicion of child abuse. Turner was reportedly involved in the incident where the 7-month-old infant was burned from what appeared to be scalding water in the kitchen sink, according to the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office.
He is currently being held at the Sequoyah County Jail on a $100,000 bond. Turner has a prior history out of Sebastian County for 2nd Degree Battery to his children in 2013.