CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A 22-year-old West Virginia man is facing child abuse charges after police say he allegedly put a child in a dryer and also forced him to eat a sandwich with cat feces.
West Virginia State Police say Joseph Edward Jones of Mannington, is charged with three counts of child abuse causing injury. He was arrested on Monday.
Authorities say the alleged crimes occurred in Marion County during the years of 2007 and 2008.
According to a news release, police say Jones also allegedly struck a 4-year-old male child in the head with a toy car, bit his nose and duct-taped the child’s hands together.
Jones was arraigned in Marion County Magistrate Court and remains at the North Central Regional Jail.
Police say additional charges and arrests may follow.