By Ray King
A reported disturbance Saturday on Lowman Road resulted in the arrest of a Jefferson County woman for allegedly endangering the welfare of a minor.
Sheriff’s Investigator Charles White said in a probable cause affidavit presented in district court Monday that Angelica Sullivan, 24, was intoxicated and combative with deputies who tried to arrest her, cursing and making threats, saying that she hoped they die and saying that she would get them in trouble for touching her inappropriately.
Deputy Prosecutor Jill Reed said during the court hearing that deputies were called to a house in the 3700 block of Lowman Road at about 5:45 p.m. where the homeowner said he was inside the house with his wife when they heard a noise on the front porch. He said his wife looked outside and saw an infant in a car seat on the porch and a woman later identified as Sullivan running to a nearby residence.
A second female who talked to deputies said Sullivan was sitting in a car with all the windows rolled up and banging on the windows, claiming she was locked in. The woman said she opened the car door which was unlocked.
Reed said the three-month old infant, who is Sullivan’s daughter, was in a car seat in the back seat of the vehicle and was wearing winter clothes. She said the temperature was 81 or 82 outside but it was much hotter inside the vehicle.
Sullivan then took the car seat out of the vehicle and put it on the front porch of a nearby house.
Reed said a second witness confirmed the account of the first witness and the Arkansas Department of Human Services was called to take custody of the infant.
On Monday, Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $20,000 bond for Sullivan after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge Sullivan with endangering the welfare of a minor in the first-degree.
In addition to the felony allegation, Sullivan was also charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct. She was ordered to have no contact with the infant until the case is settled. The Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent Sullivan.