Saturday, March 29, 2014

Dad jailed for beating son running late for school (McAllen, Texas)

Dad is identified as JAVIER OMAR PEREZ. Notice there is no mention of a mother in the home. Single dad?

McAllen dad jailed for beating boy running late for school

by Elizabeth Espinosa
Posted: 03.29.2014 at 11:31 AM

Elizabeth Espinosa

Elizabeth is a Digital Content Producer for Action 4 News.

A McAllen man is behind bars after he allegedly beat his son for not getting ready for school quickly.

Child Protective Services responded to a call to a McAllen elementary in February 2014 after a teacher noticed bruises on the victim’s arms and cuts on his ears.

The victim reportedly told authorities his father, Javier Omar Perez, caused the bruises and cuts on his arms and ears.

According to documents obtained by Action 4 News, the victim’s sister said their father hit the victim because he was taking a long time getting ready for school while they were running late.

The incident happened on the 1200 block of W. Pecan Boulevard in McAllen.

Detectives said Perez admitted he grabbed the victim by the arms and picked him up after he could not put on his underwear.

Perez reportedly then grabbed both of the boy’s ears causing him to cry along with bruising.

Documents stated that Perez finished helping the boy get ready for school after the incident, and dropped the children off.

Authorities charged Perez with injury to a child, a third degree felony.