El Mirage father arrested for spanking 5-year-old son
Updated: Apr 27, 2012 8:07 PM CDT
EL MIRAGE, AZ (CBS5) -
A mother has pressed charges against her son's father after her son came home with bruises.
The El Mirage police said the mother picked up the boy Wednesday after he had been with his father for a visitation. The boy complained of pain and the mother found severe bruises on his arm and buttocks.
Police said the 5-year-old told his mother that his dad had spanked him because he could not spell his name correctly.
The boy was taken to the hospital where he was treated for his injuries and released.
On Thursday, the boy's father, Derek Sarber, 29, was booked in jail on one count of felony child abuse.