Columbia man charged with violent child abuse

COLUMBIA, MS (WDAM) - A Mississippi man is in the Huntsville-Madison County Metro jail charged with aggravated child abuse of a 5-year-old.

A Madison County Judge set a $500,000 bond for John Mark Davis of Columbia on Friday. Court documents state Davis is accused of beating the child and causing injuries including a lacerated liver, lacerated spleen, and perforated bowel.

According to investigators, the child had to undergo emergency surgery. He was unconscious and required a ventilator.

Davis has a court appearance scheduled for January 10.

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