A 32-year-old man was arrested two weeks after he battered a child in an apartment on Brownstown’s north side, police report.
Terrence Nathaniel Turner faces a preliminary Level 6 felony charge of battery after an incident late last month.
Police investigated a report made by the Indiana Department of Child Services on June 24 that Turner had beaten a teenager.
Turner was with a woman in a Brownstown apartment at 600 N. High St. when he became angry with the youth for taunting him, according to a probable cause affidavit signed by Brownstown Police Department Detective Jac Sanders.
Turner then chased the teen downstairs and hit him at least four times in the face with a closed fist, according to court documents.
The youth tried to block one of the punches and sprained their finger and had bruising behind the ear.
The youth also told police Turner began kicking them after they went to the ground, Sanders wrote.
A relative took the youth to the hospital, where X-rays showed the sprain.
Witnesses said Turner stood over the youth and threatened them.
“Do you want to go again, (expletive)?” he said.
Sanders had recently traveled to Bartholomew County to try to locate Turner but was told he was back in Brownstown.
Officer Samuel Hughes assisted Sanders in finding Turner in the apartment where the battery took place. When police arrived, Sanders said Turner was hiding underneath a bed.
Turner was booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 4:28 p.m. Tuesday without bond.
A Level 6 felony is punishable between six months and two and a half years if convicted.