WFPD Arrest Local Female for Injury to a Child

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Melissa Burnett

On Monday, April 30th, at approximately 6:15 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were dispatched to the 1300 block of Martin Luther King Blvd at Zoom Zooms in reference to an assault.

Upon arrival officers observed a white female later identified as 35 year old Melissa Burnett yelling and screaming at people in the parking lot. Officers were able to get Burnett detained at which time they began to speak with the parties on scene.

Witnesses stated they observed Burnett hit a 12 year old female in the head several times with a closed fist.  When officers spoke to the victim she stated that she was getting out of the back of her parent`s vehicle, when Burnett came up behind her and began screaming at her and hitting her in the back of the head with a closed fist, causing pain. The victim stated she has never met Burnett in her entire life and that she does not know why Burnett hit her.

Officers placed Burnett under arrest and transported her to the Wichita County jail where she was charged with Injury to a Child.

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