An area man has been arrested on charges that he struck and injured a young child with a wooden paddle over the weekend.

The incident happened Saturday (May 25) at a rural Fayette residence. 25 year old Johnathan Marmann of Fayette is accused of striking a three year old child with a wooden paddle, causing some bruising.

The assault happened at Marmann's home. He was arrested Monday (May 27)  by the Fayette County Sheriff's Office for a charge of Child Endangerment Causing Injury which is a Class "D" Felony.

Marmann was held in the Fayette County jail until his initial court appearance.

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