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Police: Man beat girlfriend's 5-year-old son for not taking medicine

Michael Jones courtesy TPSO Michael Jones courtesy TPSO
HOUMA, LA (WVUE) -

A man is behind bars after allegedly beating his girlfriend's child when he wouldn't take his medicine.

Police arrested 32-year-old Michael Jones for beating a 5-year-old child according to the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office.

Police say the child's mother brought him to the emergency room on March 4 with multiple facial bruises. Investigators discovered that the 5-year-old child was left in the care of Jones, her boyfriend, who allegedly beat the child around his head and face for refusing to take medicine.

Jones was detained in the hospital and arrested for cruelty to a juvenile. Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Jerry Larpenter said Jones remained in the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex awaiting his bond hearing.

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