SAUCIER, Miss. (AP) - Officials say a 40-year-old Saucier man was arrested on a felony assault charge after he allegedly took a belt to the back of his child's legs and picked the boy up by the neck and choked him.
Harrison County sheriff's Maj. Ron Pullen tells The Sun Herald (http://bit.ly/1hjUuSD ) Kelton McCuien assaulted the child April 2 after learning the boy had gotten in trouble at school.
School officials notified deputies of the boy's injuries April 3 and investigators arrested McCuien on Tuesday.
The Mississippi Department of Human Services took the boy and his siblings into protective custody pending a judge's ruling.
McCuien is being held at the Harrison County jail on a $35,000 bond.
He faces a charge of aggravated domestic assault.
It was unclear whether McCuien has an attorney.
Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com