Prentiss County

Booneville couple arrested on felony child abuse after LeBonheur reports serious injuries to 8 week old child

A Booneville couple has been arrested after Le Bonheur in Memphis reported an 8 week old infant being admitted with serious bodily injures, according to a release from the Prentiss County Sheriff’s office.

From the release:

On Saturday October 17th, 2020 the Prentiss County Sheriff’s Department received a call from Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in reference to an eight week old infant being admitted with injuries consistent with abuse.

The child had received multiple injuries and is still currently being treated for these injuries.

After further investigation Jimmy Wayne Senter and Courtney Burcham both of Booneville was charged with Felonious Child Abuse (With Serious Bodily Injury). Prentiss County Justice Court Judge Trent Moore set Jimmy Wayne Senter’s bond at $500,00.00 and a hold has also been placed on him by the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

Courtney Burcham’s bond was set at $100,000.00.The case will be presented to the next Prentiss County Grand Jury.

The Prentiss County Sheriff’s Department has worked hand in hand with Tupelo PD, Child Protective Services and the Family Resource Center.

Other Children in the home were placed in care of Child Protective Services

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