Woman arrested after throwing her baby

Published 11:25 am Thursday, January 12, 2017

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department arrested a local woman Wednesday after she allegedly threw her 10-month-old child to the ground.

Investigators say that at about 9 a.m., deputies responded to 66 County Road 173 for a disturbance. When they arrived, several family members were involved in an altercation.

Witnesses said that Sabrina L. Holden was holding her 10-month-old boy during the altercation and the child was either “pushed or thrown” to the ground, causing severe injuries to the child.

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The baby was flown to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis where he is undergoing surgery this morning  for a broken jaw and other injuries.

Holden was charged with child deprivation of necessities with substantial harm, a felony charge, and was taken to the Lafayette County Detention Center where she is awaiting her first-appearance bond hearing.

The Department of Human Services was contacted and has an open investigation on the case.