Woman accused of throwing child at social worker

Incident occurred during a domestic dispute compliant

By TJ Caudill - [email protected]

HAZARD — Kentucky State Police say a domestic dispute compliant lead troopers to a residence of a Hazard woman, who they say threw her child at a social worker.

According to KSP, KSP received a compliant of a domestic dispute with a possible injured child at the residence of Amy Barton, 24, of Hazard.

Police say the incident occurred around 11:30 p.m. on May 3.

Upon arriving at Barton’s residence, KSP say Barton and a male were present.

The citation says Barton was extremely intoxicated and had stepped out onto the porch.

Police asked Barton to go back inside the house.

A social worker arrived at the residence and according to the citation, Barton became belligerent with the social worker.

Troopers stepped inside and advised Barton to calm down, that is when police say Barton threw the child at the social worker and caused the child’s head to snap back.

The citation says when police attempted to place her under arrest, she began to resist. According to the citation, troopers had to forcibly place her under arrest.

She was transported to Kentucky River Regional Jail where she was lodged in.

Barton is facing charges of endangering the welfare of a minor, resisting arrest, menacing, first-degree disorderly conduct, first-degree terroristic threatening and alcohol intoxication.

TJ Caudill is a reporter for The Hazard Herald and he can be reached at 606-629-3245.

Incident occurred during a domestic dispute compliant

By TJ Caudill

[email protected]

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