Thursday, April 10, 2014

Dad charged with assault for beating, choking son (Saucier, Mississippi)

Dad is identified as KELTON MCCUIEN. Notice that Human Services as taken all the kids out of the home, and that there is no mention of a mother anywhere. Single dad?

Miss. father faces assault charge over son’s injuries

Associated Press, @ap 8:21 a.m. CDT April 10, 2014

SAUCIER, Miss. – Officials say a 40-year-old Saucier man was arrested on a felony assault charge after he allegedly took a belt to the back of his child’s legs and picked the boy up by the neck and choked him.

Harrison County sheriff’s Maj. Ron Pullen tells The Sun Herald Kelton McCuien assaulted the child April 2 after learning the boy had gotten in trouble at school.

School officials notified deputies of the boy’s injuries April 3 and investigators arrested McCuien on Tuesday.

The Mississippi Department of Human Services took the boy and his siblings into protective custody pending a judge’s ruling.

McCuien is being held at the Harrison County jail on a $35,000 bond.

He faces a charge of aggravated domestic assault.

It was unclear whether McCuien has an attorney.