A Laurel man has been charged with child abuse.
According to the Laurel Police Department, officers were dispatched to South Central Regional Medical Center Thursday in reference to a child abuse complaint.
It was reported to police that a 10-year-old child was receiving treatment for injuries sustained after being "harshly disciplined" by a family member.
According to LPD the suspect, Melvin Brown, was charged at SCRMC with felony child abuse.
Brown's bond was set at $25,000.