Corbin man accused of punching girlfriend’s young son


CORBIN, Ky. (WTVQ)- A Corbin man is accused of punching his girlfriend’s six-year-old son Saturday night, according to The News Journal.

The paper reports 27-year-old Dallas Lawson faces charges for first-degree criminal abuse of a child 12 years or younger and fourth-degree assault-domestic violence-minor injry.

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According to The News Journal, the boy’s mother told Kentucky State Police Lawson used a broom to hit her in the leg several times then hit her son in the face with a closed fist.

This reportedly happened Saturday night after 7 p.m. in a home on Dr. Parker Lane off of South Kentucky 233 in Gray.

The paper reports the six-year-old had a bruise and was taken to an urgent care facility.

Around 11:20 a.m. the next day, Lawson was arrested at the home.

The News Journal reports he’s being held in the Knox County Detention Center on a $5,000 cash bond.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges. He is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing on April 16th.

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