Arkansas mother accused of cutting son with machete during argument


Photographs by Pulaski County sheriff's office

Wanda Jean Butler, 57, of Sherwood

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.


JPRoland says...

Oh, That reminds me: Mother's Day is May 14th.

Posted 17 February 2017, 8:51 a.m. Suggest removal

TravisBickle says...

That's no mother.

Posted 17 February 2017, 9:55 a.m. Suggest removal

LR1955 says...

Could be the son is an adult and was a sponging thug-a-be and was being kicked out to be on his own .

Posted 17 February 2017, 1:34 p.m. Suggest removal

titleist10 says...

Black violence-she should have called the police

Posted 17 February 2017, 5:28 p.m. Suggest removal

shieldknight76 says...

"Black violence," Titleist10? What the hell does that have to do with it? Did you know that a mother in Madison County in 2015 was convicted of assault with a deadly weapon for shooting her son in the back while he was trying to leave the house? And she was white!

Posted 18 February 2017, 1:04 p.m. Suggest removal

florise27 says...

I was certain that there would be a comment here from titleist 10. He/she only sees one color---Black. Truth is, corruption, filthy living and sin is found EVERYWHERE. The next time you pass a mirror, linger there for a bit--you may find something there to write about. Be careful little mouth what you say because one day you may have to eat your own words. I'm just saying.

Posted 22 February 2017, 11:45 a.m. Suggest removal

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