Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Nevada man arrested on felony child abuse charges

Doug Starbuck Jr.
A Nevada man has been arrested on felony child abuse charges in Vernon County. Nevada Police Department Officials say, Nevada PD have concluded an investigation of a child abuse case that occurred on Sunday in Nevada. Officials say, officers received information pertaining to an assault of a special needs, 8 year old child by a male suspect in the 300 block of North Ash Street. Reports indicate, a concerned citizen who witnessed the incident, reported the assault in detail, describing how the suspect cursed at the boy and threw the child to the ground, while standing in the yard of a home on North Ash. The child was bruised, but received no life threatening injuries. Investigators from Nevada PD and the Missouri Children's Division, developed investigative leads, recovered physical evidence, and made contact with the suspect at the probation and parole office. 

Officials say, 30 year old Douglas Starbuck, Jr. has been taken into custody without incident. Starbuck is charged with the class C felony of abuse or neglect of a child. He is being held in the Vernon County Jail. Bond has been set at $10,000.00 cash or surety.