2015 Arkansas Code
Title 5 - Criminal Offenses
Subtitle 3 - Offenses Involving Families, Dependents, Etc.
Chapter 27 - Offenses Against Children or Incompetents
Subchapter 2 - Offenses Generally
§ 5-27-201 - Endangering the welfare of an incompetent person in the first degree.

AR Code § 5-27-201 (2015) What's This?

(a) A person commits the offense of endangering the welfare of an incompetent person in the first degree if, being a parent, guardian, person legally charged with care or custody of an incompetent person, or a person charged with supervision of an incompetent person, he or she purposely:

(1) Engages in conduct creating a substantial risk of death or serious physical injury to an incompetent person; or

(2) Deserts the incompetent person under circumstances creating a substantial risk of death or serious physical injury.

(b) Endangering the welfare of an incompetent person in the first degree is a Class D felony.

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