MANNINGTON, W.Va. — Bond was set at $2 million for the Marion County man who was arrested Friday for allegedly beating a three-year-old boy and leaving that child with severe head and face injuries.
State Police charged Charles K. Dray, 37, of Mannington, with malicious assault-battery, child abuse causing serious injury, child neglect causing serious injury and child neglect creating the risk of injury.
Troopers said Dray was watching the boy and his five-year-old brother while the mother of the children went to the grocery store.
During the time she was away, the five-year-old said Dray slammed the three-year-old to the ground several times and “punched and backhanded him in the face and back of the head.”
Dray was being held in the North Central Regional Jail.
The State Police Crimes Against Children Unit is handling the investigation.