BENTON -- A Haywood City man is in jail following allegations of child abuse.
Freddie C. Banks, 34, of 129 Hickory St. in Haywood City, is charged with abuse of a child and armed criminal action.
According to a press release from Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, investigators found that on Dec. 13, Banks is alleged to have spanked his 5-
year-old daughter using a leather belt with a large buckle, causing bruising and bleeding to her legs, buttocks, lower back, lower abdomen and her left eye.
Banks was taken into custody and is currently in the Scott County Jail under a $50,000 bond.
The child was placed in the custody of the Division of Family Services.