A Molino man has been arrested for allegedly punching a child.
Jarvarez Charles Weaden, 18, was charged with felony child abuse without great bodily harm.
Weaden’s mother told Escambia County Sheriff’s deputies that Weaden was eating dinner with the family when he got into a verbal argument with the child. The mother reported Weaden struck the child in the side of her face several times with his fist. The victim and a witness also related the same story to deputies, according to an arrest report.
The victim refused medical treatment.
Weaden was released from the Escambia County Jail on a $500 bond.