Arab Man Charged with Aggravated Child Abuse Involving Infant

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ARAB, Al. (WHNT)- Arab Police have charged a man with aggravated child abuse involving an infant boy.  Arab Police say they charged Kevin Eugene Crabtree, 34, after being informed of possible abuse by the child’s grandmother.

Police say the grandmother told them the abuse happened while Crabtree and the child’s mother were using drugs.

Police say they found the 1-year-old boy with bruises to his face and a puncture wound to his ribs.  Investigators also say Crabtree had pulled some of the boy’s hair out by the roots.

Police say Crabtree denied purposely hurting the boy but did tell investigators he would sometimes play “slap the victim” and in doing so, the child fell, causing his injuries.

Crabtree is in the Marshall County Jail on $25,000 bond.