FOUKE, Ark. — A man and woman have been arrested on manslaughter charges related to the death of their toddler daughter.
Dustin Harley, 19, of Fouke and Crystal Morrow, 24 of Fouke were arrested on charges of manslaughter, a Class C Felony and endangering the welfare of a minor — a first degree a Class D Felony — according to a news release from the Miller County Sheriff's Office.
Harley and Morrow are the child's biological parents.
Both Harley and Morrow were arrested by Miller County Deputies at their residence Friday morning and were booked into the Miller County jail where they are currently being held without bond pending their arraignment, according to the news release.
At 9:15 a.m. Sept. 27, Miller County Deputies responded to an address in rural Miller County in reference to infants needing immediate medical attention. Deputies, first responders and EMS personnel arrived on scene to find a male and female toddler in serious condition. The male toddler was airlifted to a Little Rock hospital for emergency medical treatment, and the twin female toddler was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Miller County Coroner.
The Miller County Sheriff's Office immediately notified the Arkansas Department of Human Services and initiated a criminal investigation into the incident. As a result of the monthslong investigation involving DHS, the Arkansas State Medical Examiner's Office and health care providers, arrest warrants were issued for the biological parents.
The male toddler is now in good condition and in DHS custody, according to a spokesman for the sheriff's office.