- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 14, 2016

D’IBERVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Police say a man is facing a child abuse charge after he mistakenly pocket dialed a toddler’s mother.

The Sun Herald reports (https://bit.ly/235BJYG) D’Iberville police say John Elias Taylor III was arrested Sunday and charged with felony child abuse.

Police Capt. Marty Griffin says the child was visiting Taylor’s home and was begging Taylor to not whip him.

Griffin says the mother called police, who went to the house to check on the boy, who was found with some bruising.

Taylor was being held on bond. It isn’t immediately clear whether he has an attorney to comment on the charge.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com


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