Dubach woman arrested in West Monroe incident

West Monroe Police arrested a Dubach woman Wednesday after she allegedly forced her way into a home and attacked the victim in front of his children.

According to a WMPD arrest affidavit, officers learned Brooklyn Cierra Bailey, 26, of Dubach, allegedly forcibly entered a Wood Street home and assaulted the father of one of her children. She left a 7-month-old baby lying unattended on the seat of her car.

The victim followed Bailey to her vehicle and saw his son lying in the front seat. The victim removed the child from the vehicle for his safety and returned inside the home.

Police were told Bailey allegedly entered the home a second time by breaking out several windows and again assaulting the victim. The victim and his four children fled to a bedroom and locked the door. Bailey forced her way into the bedroom and removed the infant.

Police stopped Bailey as she was leaving the scene. Officers found the baby lying unrestrained on a seat with a bag of marijuana nearby. Bailey reportedly admitted to drinking too much alcohol and driving to confront her former partner.

Police noticed cuts and swelling on the right side of the child’s head. According to the affidavit, the infant was transported to St. Francis Medical Center for his injuries.

Bailey was booked at the Ouachita Correctional Center for home invasion, child desertion, cruelty to juveniles, domestic abuse battery, possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance in the presence of a person under 17, no child restraint, and a West Monroe failure to appear in court warrant.

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