WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) -- The Washington County Sheriff's Office is searching for Danny Trent Barrows, 38, last seen driving a 2005 brown Dodge Stratus ARVL/3000005 possibly with a disabled tag, headed towards I-49 from the Winslow area.
Barrows has his 2-month-old baby, Ivy Kay Barrows, in the vehicle with him.
He was involved in a disturbance on Whitehouse Road in the Brentwood community of Washington County.
Police say Barrows was involved with a physical altercation with the child's mother in which he stabbed her in the leg and severely beat her with his fist, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.
Barrows then threatened to kill the mother and child with the knife, holding the knife to the baby's body, Arkansas State Police say.
He then left the mother on the side of the road and drove off with the infant, the Washington County Sheriff's Office told 5NEWS.
The mother was taken to the hospital and was released.
Investigators believe Barrows is in the Northwest Arkansas area.
An AMBER ALERT has been activated for the missing child.
The baby was last seen wearing a white onesie with blue and purple flowers.
Barrows was last seen wearing a tan t-shirt, khaki pants and possibly a ball cap.
If you have any information regarding the location of the child or Barrows, please contact the Washington County Sheriff's Office immediately at (479) 444-5712.
Stay with 5NEWS as more details about the search are released.