HOUSTON COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Houston County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 30-year-old Bayou Vista man for injury to a child after he allegedly punched his 12-year-old nephew in the face and chest.
During the same physical altercation, Jason Wayne Frizzell also allegedly pushed the boy's mother to the ground, according to the arrest affidavit.
Jason Wayne Frizzell is still being held in the Houston County Jail on a felony injury to a child charge.
According to the arrest affidavit, Houston County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched out to a residence in the 700 block of State Highway 7 in reference to a domestic disturbance. The deputies learned that Frizzell lives at the same residence with his nephew and the boy's mother.
Further investigation revealed that Frizzell and the 12-year-old boy got into a physical altercation, and the man allegedly punched his nephew in the upper left side of his head, leaving superficial abrasions and bruising that was reddish in color.
Frizzell also punched the boy in the left side of the chest, knocking the breath from him and knocking him to the ground, the affidavit stated. The boy also had scrapes on his knees and bruising in two locations.
During the scuffle, Frizzell also allegedly pushed the boy's mother to the ground, causing redness and abrasion to her chest area.