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Benton man arrested for alleged infant abuse

Benton man arrested for alleged infant abuse (KATV)


Benton Police arrested a man Friday night for alleged child abuse on an infant.

According to police, officers responded to a call of an unresponsive infant at a residence on Alcoa road just before noon.

After an investigation police determined the injuries suffered by the infant were caused by extreme violent physical abuse.

Police arrested the child's father Chris Ward, 42, who was caring for the child at the time.

Ward is being charged with 1st Degree Battery and Endangering the Welfare of a minor.

The investigation is on-going.






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