A Booneville woman faces multiple child abuse charges after a child had to be taken to the hospital by ambulance due to injuries alleged caused by the abuse.

Prentiss County Sheriff Randy Tolar reports Kimberly Dawn Holley, 49, of Booneville has been charged with four counts of felony child abuse and one count of child deprivation of necessities with substantial harm. Bond was set at $200,000 (professional bond only) by Justice Court Judge Trent Moore.

Holley was arrested after the sheriff’s department responded to a report of a child being abused on Dec. 29. The child was transported by ambulance to the hospital for treatment.

Investigators Torie Jumper and Taylor Walker are in charge of the investigation with the assistance of deputies N’Shaun Cameron and Ray Jennings.

The case will be presented to the next Prentiss County Grand Jury.

The sheriff’s department has also made other felony arrests in recent weeks, all in separate, unrelated cases.

Brandon Scott Raines of Booneville was charged with two counts of computer luring of persons under 18 for sexual purposes. Bond was set at $50,000 (professional bond only). Raines was arrested after two separate reports were filed with the sheriff’s department. Both complainants signed affidavits against Raines in Prentiss County Justice Court and Justice Court Judge Kimi Kitchens issued two arrest warrants on the charges. Deputies Jason Chism and Josh Brumley served the warrants. The case will be presented to the next county grand jury.

Joseph Brian Woodruff, 41, of Booneville was arrested December 15 on a charge of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. Bond was set by Judge Moore at $5,000 and a hold was placed on Woodruff by the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Woodruff was arrested after the sheriff’s department was contacted by MDOC officers regarding the arrest of a person under their supervision at a residence on County Road 2230.

Investigator Walker will present the case to the next county grand jury.

Banner Independent Editor

Managing editor of the Daily Corinthian’s sister newspaper, Booneville’s Banner-Independent, Brant Sappington has been a member of the Daily Corinthian family since 2001.

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