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Merrill Man Arrested on Child Abuse Charges

25 Feb News

A Lincoln County man is in jail after child abuse allegations over the weekend.

Deputies investigated a 51 year old man on Saturday afternoon after a caller reported that a young boy was physically abused by the man the night before. When a Deputy checked on the child he found that he had bruising on several areas of his body.

When the suspect was interviewed about the child’s injuries he admitted striking the boy stating he was punishing him for stealing food. Deputies also located marijuana in the suspect’s possession during the investigation.

The suspect was brought to the Lincoln County Jail where he was booked on a felony count of a physical abuse of a child and a felony count of possession of marijuana as a repeat offender. He will have a bond hearing today in Lincoln County Court. To protect the identity of the victim the suspect’s name is not being released.