Police: Drunk Cave Springs Woman Fights Others, Puts Her Baby In ‘Choke Hold’

Chelsea Boggs

CAVE SPRINGS (KFSM) – A drunk Cave Springs woman physically fought with others at a residence while holding her baby, according to a probable cause report.

Chelsea L. Boggs, 23, was arrested on Sunday (July 27) after police responded to a residence in the 800 block of Bright Street in reference to Boggs being drunk and fighting off family members who were trying to take her 1-year-old daughter away so no harm would come to the baby, the report states.

When police arrived, they spoke with the child’s father, who said that Boggs got drunk and “went crazy.” She locked herself in a bedroom where two handguns were stored, according to the report.

The father said that a fight broke out when he asked Boggs, his girlfriend, who she had been speaking on the phone with earlier, and she became aggrivated, started screaming and roughly shook their 1-year-old daughter, the report states.

When he tried to take their daughter away from Boggs, she hit him in the face, according to the report. Police noted in the report that he had red marks on his face and a cut under his lip.

The father then called for other family members who were in the residence to help take the child away from Boggs because she was “acting crazy.” The father told police she began fighting with the father’s roommate and another woman while running away and “dragging the baby around,” according to the report.

The woman who was attacked eventually secured the child and left the residence, the report states.

Police entered the home and spoke with Boggs. She exited the room she was in without incident and yelled at the cop to make the father leave. After calming down, she said she had about five or six beers, and then she started arguing with the father. She said he grabbed her by the neck, and she slapped him, according to the report.

Boggs told police she was holding her baby and did not want to give her up to him. She then said his family and roomate came in and took her daughter away, so, she locked herself in the room, the report states. Police noted in the report there were red hand marks on Boggs’ neck.

The woman who secured the baby and took her away from the residence was contacted by police after she called to report the incident. She said she observed the fight and that Boggs had gotten drunk, was stumbling around the home and an argument broke out between Boggs and the father, the report states.

The woman stated that she moved in to secure the baby, and Boggs kicked and slapped her. Then, Boggs pushed her down, causing her leg to get scratched up, according to the report.

She also told police that Boggs was holding the baby by the neck in a  choke hold to keep people away from her, the report states.

An officer went to check on the welfare of the baby after she was taken from the location of the fight. The officer that checked on the baby noted that she had red marks and scratches in multiple places on her face and body. There were also “distinct” red marks around the shoulder and neck area, but the baby appeared to be okay and “out of harm’s way,” according to the report.

Police spoke with the father and his roommate one final time, and they said that Boggs gets “crazy” every time she drinks, the report states.

Boggs was booked into the Benton County Detention Center and faces charges of second-degree battery and three counts of third-degree battery, the jail’s intake report states.

7 comments

  • sariah

    Does nobody notice she had red hand marks on her neck also? If the boyfriend was just trying to get the baby then why on earth would she have had red hand marks on her neck? My gut says there is more than meets the eye here. Please investiate this story further channel 5.

  • Christian

    It sounds like this was written by Boggs’ boyfriend, not a non-bias news reporter. How about sticking to the facts and let your readers make their judgments on the story instead of slanting this to one side. And yes, i am a man making this comment.

    • Curt Lanning

      Everything in this story came from a police report as quoted. Police interviewed both her and the father. The facts are stated as they were given in the report.

      • sariah

        I have no doubt that you followed the police report. However the language used is completely biased.

        Starting with the boyfriends version of events. What he says makes absolutely no sense. Why on earth would she shake her baby (drunk or not) because he asked her who she was talking to?
        If everyone was so concerned they should have backed off. How would you react (drunk or not) if you had at least three people on you trying to pry your child from your hands? Wouldn’t you fight back too? Afterwards she hid from them by locking herself in the room….of course the report highlights the guns which by the way she never touched either (according to the police report) Instead the report states she “attacked” people…more like the other way around. Again she is the one who had red hand marks on her neck…which is consistent with what she told police (according to the police report).

        If you’d like I will provide more examples.

        Please investigate this story!!!!

  • Jkb

    Did you actually read the story??
    Everyone was trying to get the baby away from her!!!
    No excuses! What type of mother does that to her child? She isn’t a teenager! She should know better!
    Better be glad I wasn’t there or she’d have more than a few marks on her neck…and no, I don’t know her!
    A drunk mother hurting her baby…..UNACCEPTABLE!!!!

    • Hudson

      I happen to know this young lady, Ms.Boggs. She would NEVER INTENTIONALLY hurt her baby. Everybody has melt downs I just think maybe those marks came from her trying to get her baby and leave the situation. I have known this lay for 20 yrs, she’s a good mother, sister, daughter, & friend. Her baby is her whole life. I’m glad you all are charging her “guilty” before she has a chance to get an atty and tell her side. Stop judging somebody you do not know.

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