A Sutherland man has been arrested and charged with child abuse.
According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Deputies responded to Sutherland at around 4:00 p.m. on October 6th, after receiving a report of an uncontrollable juvenile.
While conducting the investigation, Deputies discovered injuries on the juvenile’s neck. Upon further questioning, the juvenile advised Investigators that 47-year-old Kenneth McConnell had lifter her up by her jacket, causing her to have difficulty breathing. She said McConnell then dropped her and struck her in the back of the head.
Deputies then spoke with McConnell who said the juvenile was not doing what she was told and was being disrespectful. He said he lifted the girl up to control her.
On October 10th, after an extensive investigation, McConnell was arrested and charged with Felony Child Abuse.
He is currently free on bond.