Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Arraignment set for Carthage man charged with felony child abuse

A Carthage man charged with felony child abuse after allegedly breaking his five-year-old daughter's leg will be arraigned 9:15 a.m. Friday in Jasper County Circuit Court in Joplin before Judge Joseph Hensley.

Lance Christopher Breeding, 27, is being held in the Jasper County Jail on a $50,000 cash-only bond.

A Carthage Police Department news release said the child had to have surgery on the broken leg and that her abuse also included severe bruising on her back, buttocks and legs.


Breeding told officers he spanked the girl for disobeying him, then pushed her into a room causing her to hit her dresser when she failed to clean her room.

When she sat on the floor, he kicked her and told her to get up, according to the news release.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why didn't the mother try to protect the child? There had to be prior incidents against this child - and things probably just escalated. Does the couple have any other children? The parents should never get custody back for this child or any other children.

Violence against a defenseless child is as bad as it gets.

Anonymous said...

Agreed.

Anonymous said...

Oh, but they WILL get custody back. The system works to give the children back to the parents, no matter what they've done. The system is designed to reunite blood relatives, even if they're worthless.

Anonymous said...

Kick him to death!!

Anonymous said...

Notice this is a WHITE natural American citizen, not an illegal immigrant.

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised

Anonymous said...

Yeah, illegals never break the law!