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Arrested Bryant day care worker is no stranger to the law

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BRYANT (KATV)--Bryant Police released security footage of the day care worker accused of dragging an 8-month-old infant.

We first brought you this story yesterday, when 20-year-old Keyuanna Coats was arrested at the Wisdom Tree Learning Academy.

Channel 7 dug deeper into Coats' past, turns out this new charge of endangering the welfare of a minor violates her probation. Coats was charged with 2nd-degree battery just last year.

The security footage catches Coats dragging the infant not once, but twice across the carpet.

"It's pretty crazy, luckily it wasn't my son, I don't know how I would have reacted, I probably would have reacted a lot worse than any parent has."

This parent wanted to remain anonymous, but said he immediately pulled his 3-month-old child out of Wisdom after he heard the news.

Coats was arrested on Tuesday, but this isn't Coats first run-in with the law. In 2012 she beat up a woman and was charged with a felony battery.

Later, she agreed to a plea bargain dropping charges to a misdemeanor battery. She was also given a no contact order with the victim, along with one year of probation.

"It's scary to put him in any day care now, because if one person is going to hire a person with a history of violence, someone else is going to overlook it as well," added the anonymous parent.

Coats has bonded out. Channel 7 did contact Coats, but her mother said they aren't making any comments at this time.

She's also facing a shoplifting charge from last month.

Channel 7 tried to contact the owner of Wisdom, Arteja Stamps, she never got back to us. Although, she did say yesterday in an interview, that Coats had passed all background checks prior to being hired.

We did check with DHS and they tell us state regulations require day care owners to do employee background checks at least once every five years, but more often for maltreatment checks.