Wingo Man Charged with Child Abuse
By West Kentucky Star Staff
WINGO - A Wingo man was arrested Wednesday on a child abuse charge.

According to the Graves County Sheriff's Office, a deputy responded to Wingo Elementary School Wednesday morning after receiving a call that a six-year-old child was being abused at home. The deputy and a case worker from the Cabinet for Families and Children met with the child and determined that a home visit was necessary.

The deputy and case worker went to a home on South Saint Paul Street in Wingo and interviewed the child's mother and stepfather about scratches and bruises on the child’s body. According to police, the stepfather, Tamese Barr, admitted that he caused the injuries on the child's neck and shoulder area as a form of punishment.

Deputies determined that there was enough evidence to arrest Barr on a charge of assault 4th degree, child abuse. Barr was arrested on the same charge in 2017.

He was lodged in the Graves County Jail.

Published 09:01 PM, Wednesday Apr. 24, 2019
Updated 08:41 PM, Thursday Apr. 25, 2019

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