Armous Peterson
Photo: Richmond County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Richmond County Sheriff's Office

Man allegedly hit 9-year-old several times at public library in Augusta

A man was arrested Tuesday after allegedly hitting a 9-year-old boy in the head and face at a public library in Augusta, the Augusta Chronicle reported

After allegedly pushing the boy to the ground and hitting him at the Friedman Library, 32-year-old Armous Peterson was arrested on a charge of first-degree child cruelty, the newspaper reported. 

The boy’s face was bruised and swollen, and he had a cut to the top of his head and cuts on his knees and elbows, according to an arrest warrant obtained by the Chronicle. It’s unclear what the relationship is between Peterson and the child.

As of Tuesday night, Peterson is being held at the Charles B. Webster Detention Center without bond, online jail records show.

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