Report: Lufkin man punches son in leg to 'toughen him up'

Andrew Garcia (Source: Angelina County Jail)
Andrew Garcia (Source: Angelina County Jail)

ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Deputies with the Angelina County Sheriff's Office have arrested a Lufkin man accused of getting abusive to his son when "play fighting" got out of hand Thursday.

Andrew James Garcia, 29, is charged with third-degree injury to child.

According to a sheriff's office report, Garcia was "play fighting" with his 10-year-old son when Garcia became agitated and punched the child in the leg to "toughen him up."

The child suffered bruising to his leg.

Garcia's bond is set at $5,000.

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