A man struck his 12-year-old son in the head with a baseball bat several times at a Rice Street home, according to testimony Thursday morning in Columbus Recorder’s Court.
Quentin Arnaz Grant, 29, pleaded not guilty to battery with visible harm. He was booked into the Muscogee County Jail under a $2,500 bond.
Judge Julius Hunter bound the case over to Superior Court.
Columbus Police Officer John Riley said he was called to a residence in the 2800 block of Rice Street around 8:32 p.m. Wednesday to investigate a domestic dispute.
Witnesses said the 12-year-old boy was at the house when Grant showed up. He allegedly snatched the child from the house and struck him in the head with a baseball bat several times.
Officials found Grant and the boy nearby in their Rice Street home. Grant said he did pick up his son, but he didn’t snatch him from the house or strike him with a bat.
Riley said the child had multiple lumps on his head. Medics treated him on the scene, but he was not taken to a hospital immediately after the incident. A member of his family said further medical attention was not needed.
The Division of Family and Children Services has been notified about the incident.