Hattiesburg man charged with child abuse, domestic violence

Hattiesburg man charged with child abuse, domestic violence
Luis Garcia-Lebron is charged with domestic violence-aggravated assault and felonious abuse-battery of a child. (Source: Hattiesburg Police Department)

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A Hattiesburg man is facing two felony charges after a woman and child were taken to a hospital following a domestic dispute.

Officials with the Hattiesburg Police Department said Luis Garcia-Lebron, 29, is charged with domestic violence-aggravated assault and felonious abuse-battery of a child.

Garcia-Lebron was arrested after officers responded to a domestic dispute on McCall Street around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to HPD spokesman Ryan Moore.

Moore said the woman and a child under the age of 12 were injured and were taken to a local hospital to be checked out.

Garcia-Lebron was booked into the Forrest County Jail around 6:10 p.m.

HPD continues to investigate the incident.

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