Friday, October 10, 2014

Dad arrested for assaulting disabled son (Brunswick County, North Carolina)

Dad is identified as WESLEY BRYANT.

Deputies: Man assaults handicapped son

Submitted by Elizabeth Bynum on Thu, 10/09/2014 - 2:18pm.

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- The father of a handicapped child is accused of assaulting his son.

According to an arrest warrant, Brunswick County investigators said Wesley Bryant grabbed his handicapped son by the neck twice, picking him up and throwing him back down into his wheelchair.

Deputies said the incident happened Tuesday; Bryant was arrested Wednesday.

The child, who is less than 16 years old, had scrapes and other injuries to his calf and elbow, the warrant said.

Bryant is charged with assault on a handicapped person and child abuse; both are misdemeanor charges.