A Sierra Vista man was arrested today on suspected abuse of a four-year-old.
Charles N. Vass, 40, was taken into custody following an investigation that began on March 18. An anonymous person reported that a child showed up to daycare with two black eyes, bruised cheeks and "more than bloodshot" eyes.
The child was taken to a local hospital for treatment and hospital staff described the injuries as non-accidental trauma.
Further investigation, including interviews with several sources, provided probable cause for case detectives to arrest Vast on three counts of aggravated assault and one charge of child abuse.
Vass was booked into the Cochise County Jail.
Officials said the child's injuries were severe but are not expected to cause long-term damage.
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