Lincoln Police Capt. Michon Morrow says the boy called police to report the incident around 2 a.m. Saturday.
The boy told officers he was playing with a Christmas present when his mother’s boyfriend hit him and left welts.
Police located the suspect around 3:30 a.m., but he resisted when officers tried to arrest him. So Morrow says officers used a stun gun to subdue the man.
The man is facing charges of child abuse, resisting arrest and failure to comply.