Child Battery Arrest

Johnquarius Robinson

Conway Police say a man is charged for allegedly beating a five-year old boy with an extension cord.

23-year old Johnquarius Vashun Robinson, of Conway, was arrested after the boy’s teacher called police.

The Ida Burns Elementary School teacher told authorities that the boy had been limping and crying during class and that’s when the school called police.

Log Cabin Democrat reports Robinson faces one count of first-degree domestic battery, a Class B felony, along with three misdemeanors — second-degree endangering the welfare of a minor, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

After speaking with the 5-year-old, authorities learned he had been “punished” by his mother’s boyfriend.

The boy told police Robinson had asked him about wetting the bed Wednesday morning. The boy said he lied because he was scared, however, after Robinson discovered this he “grabbed a brown extension cord from the hallway and hit him with it.”

Officers then went to the child’s home to speak with the mother and her boyfriend.

The mother told police she knew Robinson had punished her son for wetting the bed but she had never seen the injuries.

Robinson then admitted to using the cord, however, he says he did not believe he had hit the child hard enough to leave that amount of bruises, according to the report.

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