WFPD arrest a woman who allegedly assaulted a 12-year-old girl in convenience store parking lot

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Wichita Falls police arrest a woman who allegedly assaulted a 12-year-old girl.

Police say 35-year-old Melissa Burnett is charged with injury to a child and is currently booked into the Wichita County jail, her bond has not yet been set.

Yesterday at around 6:15 pm, officers were called to an assault in the 1300 block of Martin Luther King Blvd at the Zoom Zooms Convenience store.

Police say they saw Burnett yelling and screaming at people in the parking lot and were able to detain her.

They say witnesses told officers Burnett had hit a little girl several times in the head with a closed fist. The victim says she’s never even met Burnett before and has no idea why she hit her in the first place.  

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