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Police: Jonesboro man hits toddler with shaving cream bottle

George Stites (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office) George Stites (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Jonesboro police arrested a man who they say hit a toddler with a shaving cream bottle.

According to the incident report, police responded to a disturbance call at a home on Troy Cove around 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

When officers arrived, a woman told them she heard George Stites, 60, arguing with her 12-year-old son.

Stites allegedly cussed and called the woman’s son and daughter names.

The woman’s son told police Stites called him fat. The boy then shoved the man.

Police say Stites then grabbed a shaving cream bottle and threw it towards the boy’s 10-year-old sister.

Instead of it hitting her, it hit a 2-year-old boy, leaving bruises on his shoulder.

A witness in the home told police he saw the shaving cream bottle hit the toddler.

Police arrested Stites. He was charged with second-degree battery and two counts of assault on a family or household member.

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