Bobbie Jo Laurie, 28, of the Town of Concord, has been arraigned before Town of Concord Court Judge Leslie J. Gibbin on three counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, according to a press release from the office of acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty, Jr..

The defendant allegedly endangered the welfare of her child by allegedly striking her six-year-old daughter in the face with a plastic baseball bat, according to the press release.

Laurie is said to have failed to exercise a minimum degree of care by allowing harm to be inflicted on her six-year-old and four-year-old daughters by Steven Scroger, 30, who allegedly shot them multiple times with a BB gun on two separate occasion, the press release states.

Laurie pleaded not guilty, and bail has been set at $5,000 cash/$10,000 bond.

The defendant will be back in court on September 19, 2016, at 6 p.m. before Judge Gibbin.

As are all persons accused of a crime, the defendant is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.