Michael Anthony Still, 53 (photo provided by Lexington County Detention center)
Lexington, SC (WLTX) A Gaston man has been arrested after being accused of repeatedly punching a 3-year-old boy.
Lexington County Sheriff's deputies say that Michael Anthony Still, 53 of Gaston, has been arrested on the felony charge of inflicting great bodily harm upon a child.
According to deputies, Still was at home alone with the boy last Sunday when he punched the boy several times, the boy suffered a fractured hip, severe bruising, swelling on his face, upper torso and went into a seizure from the beating.
Deputies went to the Gaston home on Sunday after getting reports that a 3-year-old boy had been assaulted. The boy has already been taken to Childrne's Hospital at Palmetto Health Richland Hosptial for medical treatment.
Still was being held at the Lexington County Detention center while awaiting a bond hearing.
The motive for the incident remains under investigation.