Fort Smith Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Child Abuse

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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.


  • CAE

    This is his second (KNOWN) offense towards children. He shoud never be allowed around children again. Loser. Picking on helpless, defensless babies.

  • Happy, happy, happy

    The dumb A woman knew this about this man and allowed him to stay with her child?????? What in the world was so wonderful about him that she would put her child’s life at risk???

  • Kendra Schuster

    Hi I’m Morgan’s cousin and I am very ashamed to hear of this and of her.I never thought in my life that she could be this irresponsible and be capable of so heinous as child abuse and technically child neglect when she should nnever have left that baby alone with him.Poor little Kaidence get well soon we love you.Morgan I am very disappointed with you,cause you should always protect your kids with everything you have in you.I hope you get maximum sentence allowed.Sorry I love you but your just as guilty by association.

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