According to the report:
Samuel David Bryan, 25, of 125 E. 14th St., struck the young victim with a metal broom handle late Saturday night, leaving visible marks on the back of the child’s legs and causing “excessive mental and physical pain.”
After Bryan was arrested, he was able to slip his hands out of the handcuffs. He climbed out of the patrol car and ran from the officer until he was caught.
Bryan was charged with a felony count of cruelty to children in the second degree as well as misdemeanor counts of escape and obstruction or hindering a law enforcement officer.
At this time RN-T.com is no longer allowing our web readers to post comments on arrest reports. While we realize the importance of public discourse, many of the comments have been abusive of both the arrest subjects, police and other readers.