Sheriff's Office: Lawrence County Man Beats, Stabs Woman

LAWRENCE COUNTY, AR - A Lawrence County man is behind bars after deputies say he severely beat a woman.

On August 28, the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office arrested Lacy Burns, 44, of Walnut Ridge. The arrest comes after Lawrence Memorial Hospital ER called the Sheriff’s Office about a woman in the ER with stab wounds and that had been severally beaten.

When deputies went to the ER to speak with the victim, Burns was also there with her.

They both started out saying the woman was attacked by an unknown man, according to deputies.

Deputies then had Burns wait outside with another deputy while they spoke with the victim who then told them that it was Burns who had attacked her and where the incident had happened.

Burns still told deputies that he had saved the victim.

Deputies then gathered at the scene that collaborated the victims story and disproved Burns story.

Burns was then placed under arrest and taken to the Lawrence County Jail.

The victim was taken to St. Bernard’s in Jonesboro.

There are no further details on the victim's current condition.

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