A Richmond man was indicted Thursday for allegedly beating a 4-year-old boy and forcing him to eat feces, reports The Richmond Register.
Craig Freeling Shearer, 30, is charged with first-degree criminal abuse. The incident allegedly occurred between March 1 and April 10, the newspaper reported. Shearer also was indicted on a persistent felony offender charge.
He is being held in Madison County jail on a $200,000 cash bond.