Hokes Bluff Man Arrested For Physcially Abusing A Child

Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin says a Hokes Bluff man has been arrested in connection to physical abuse of a child.

According to Investigator Haydn Hedgspeth – 28 year old Malcolm Wade Howard of Hokes Bluff, was arrested on December 11, and is currently charged with child abuse, which is a felony.

MalcolmWadeHowardHoward allegedly physically abused a 4 year old boy leaving a large bruise on the child’s face. He is currently being detained in the Etowah County Detention Center on $25,000 cash.

The James M. Barrie Center assisted with the investigation.

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