Man enrolled in anger management accused of spanking child so hard he left bruises

Jeremy Tobias
Jeremy Tobias

A Nicholas County man who was already taking anger management classes was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly spanked a child so hard he left bruises.

A child protective services worker contacted law enforcement about the case, and the girl was taken to the emergency room at Harrison County Hospital to be checked out, court records show.

Jeremy Tobias, 38, of Carlisle, admitted to hitting the child, according to a police citation filed in court by the Carlisle Police Department.

He allegedly told the police that he had spanked the child, but “he didn’t realize how hard” until “he saw the bruising.” He said had been taking anger management classes through child protective services, the court file states.

The records say that the child’s mother had filed an emergency protective order on her behalf.

Tobias is being held in the Bourbon County Detention Center.

He is charged with one count of third-degree criminal abuse of a child age 12 or under.

Karla Ward is a native of Logan County who has worked as a reporter at the Herald-Leader for 18 years. She covers breaking news.