Thursday, February 25, 2010
Father Arrested for Spanking Daughter Too Hard
An Augusta father has been arrested for spanking his daughter too hard.
Authorities say 24-year-old Donovan Jones left a bruise on his 19-month-old daughter's buttocks the size of a hand, according to a sheriff's report.
The child's mother, Whitney Times, took the girl to Doctor's Hospital for treatment, but she told authorities that she didn't want to prosecute the baby's daddy because it was an accident. The suspect does not live with the child's mother.
Mr. Jones reportedly told his daughter's mother that he spanked their daughter three times last month "after she moved magnets from his refrigerator." An investigation led an officer to report the incident to the Department of Family and Children's Services, and charges were later filed against Mr. Jones for cruelty to children in the second-degree, a felony.
The suspect was featured on the Wanted page of The Jail Report, and he surrendered just hours after the issue hit the streets, authorities said.
One note: Investigators say this young father has seven children. And he is only 24 years old!