Jonesboro man charged with 2nd degree battery to appear in court Monday

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – A Region 8 man is expected to appear in court Monday on charges he beat up a driver who hit his son. Nelson McCullough is expected to appear in court Monday, according to the Craighead County Prosecutor's Office.

McCullough is accused of attacking Jethro Clark. According to police, 64-year old Clark was driving shortly after noon on May 5th when he turned onto Labaume Street. Poilce say the the boy, one and a half years old, walked into the path of the vehicle.

Police say McCullough then attacked Clark, hitting him multiple times in the face after his child was struck. After the attack, McCullough took his child to the hospital, the report indicated.

According to a witness in the report, McCullough was standing in the road with his, "pants down to his knees, flipping off someone," with his back to his child. The report indicated McCullough was doing this before his child walked into the road.

McCullough is charged with second degree battery and endangering the welfare of a minor first degree.

Clark was also charged in the incident.

The child broke his pelvis, according to his mother.

McCullough pleaded not guilty and was given a $75,000 bond.

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