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Father arrested for biting step-child in Williamson, WV

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MINGO COUNTY, WV -

A man is in jail for biting his step-child several times in Williamson, WV, in Mingo County.

According to a news release issued by the West Virginia State Police, Bobby Lee Thomas, 20, of Gilbert, WV, was arrested for child abuse.

The news release says that at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 8, Senior Trooper J. D. Matheny, with the Williamson Detachment of the West Virginia State Police, responded to Appalachian Regional Hospital about a call of a 10 month-old male child who had been bitten several times.

According to the news release, Matheny developed probable cause to arrest the child's step-father, Thomas.

It is believed that Thomas bit his child in an attempt to keep him from crying further.

Thomas was arraigned at the Mingo County Magistrate Court and is being held in the Southwestern Regional Jail.

His bond is set at $30,000.