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June 3, 2014

Mom booked in Gulfport after child is cut

GULFPORT, Miss. — Police in Gulfport say a 32-year-old woman was arrested after her child was injured during a confrontation between the woman and her boyfriend.

Investigators tell The Sun Herald ( ) Lakisha Barry was arrested Monday.

Sgt. Damon McDaniel says investigators believe Barry and her boyfriend were arguing at the family's apartment home when Barry thrust a knife at the boyfriend. The child was cut around an eye, McDaniel says.

McDaniel says the boyfriend took the child to a hospital for treatment. The child's injury was not believed to be life-threatening.

Barry was booked at the Harrison County jail with child battery.

It was not immediately clear whether she has an attorney.


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