Lufkin woman arrested for kicking roommate’s 5-year-old son in chest
POSTED: Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 9:24am
UPDATED: Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 9:51am
Lufkin, TX — A Lufkin woman was arrested Tuesday after kicking her roommate’s 5-year-old son in the chest during a fight with the boy’s mother.
Lufkin officers were called to the Lark Street home of the boy’s mother, Victoria Burr, around 10:17 p.m., in reference to the boy being injured by the woman, Versia Walker, who had been living with them for two months, according to an arrest affidavit.
Walker, 28, left the house before police arrived. Burr told officers Walker started yelling at her and took a swing at her but then she was able to put Walker in a headlock to keep her from fighting, the affidavit stated. A neighbor reportedly tried breaking up the fight but not before the boy wandered too close to Walker. Four witnesses said they saw Walker kick the boy in his chest, knocking him back several feet, according to the affidavit. When officers talked to the boy, he said his chest hurt.
After taking statements from everyone the officers left but returned about 15 minutes later when Walker showed back up. When asked about the incident, Walker said she “pushed” the boy away with her leg to keep him out of the fight, the affidavit stated.
She was arrested on third-degree felony injury to a child and taken to the Angelina County Jail. As she was taken to jail a friend of hers was moving her stuff out of the home, according to the affidavit.
If convicted Walker faces up to 10 years in prison.
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