A bond hearing has been set for Oct. 29 regarding a Conway woman accused of first-degree domestic battery and first-degree endangering the welfare of a minor, Faulkner County Prosecuting Attorney Cody Hiland said.
Ashley Burch, 29, appeared before Faulkner County Circuit Judge Ed Clawson on Monday where the defendant waived her arraignment, and the bond hearing was set.
Burch is currently being held in lieu of a $100,000 bond, court documents show. Brian Bowen has entered as Burch’s defense attorney.
The Conway woman was arrested Oct. 8 after a six-year-old child in her care received severe burns from her belly button to her mid-thigh, police said.
Hospital staff became concerned when accounts provided by the child and Burch did not match.
According to the child, Burch accused her of taking money and jewelry from a dresser, became angry with her and poured hot water on her while she laid in bed.
A physician’s examination also indicated the burns were caused by a scalding liquid.
Police said the child referred to Burch as her mother, however, Burch lives with the child and the child’s biological mother.
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