Photographs by Pulaski County sheriff's office
Wanda Jean Butler, 57, of Sherwood
Friday, February 17, 2017
An Arkansas mother was arrested Thursday after she sliced her son on his face with a machete during an argument, authorities said.
Pulaski County sheriff's office deputies arrived at the Sherwood home of 57-year-old Wanda Jean Butler on Frenchman Mountain Road around 6:20 p.m. after getting a call about a fight, according to a police report.
Butler's son was in the driveway and bleeding from his right hand and upper lip, the deputy wrote. The victim told investigators he and Butler had gotten into a heated argument, and she cut him with a machete, the report said.
The report did not list the victim's age.
Butler was arrested on a charge of second-degree domestic battery and booked into the Pulaski County jail later that evening.
She is being held without bail. A court date is scheduled for March 28.