Photographs by CRAIGHEAD COUNTY JAIL
Eddie Marcus Higgins, 35, of Jonesboro
Originally published July 17, 2017 at 03:58p.m., updated July 18, 2017 at 04:30a.m.
A woman told police in northeast Arkansas that a man sprayed ammonia in her face during an altercation over the weekend.
Officers with the Jonesboro Police Department were called around 2:45 p.m. Saturday to a home in the 1400 block of Lakewood Drive in reference to a welfare check.
Authorities then spoke with the victim, who said that the father of her children, 35-year-old Eddie Marcus Higgins, came by her home to get items.
While waiting inside, the woman said, Higgins reportedly sprayed her in the face with a bottle of window cleaner, causing “burning” in her eyes.
Higgins was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault on a family or household member, according to a police report. He denied spraying ammonia at the woman’s face.
The victim’s two children were inside the house at the time and saw the altercation happen, the report states.
Higgins remained at the Craighead County jail as of Monday afternoon, records show.