Lauderdale County Man Arrested for Felony Child Abuse

In Lauderdale County an accused child abuser is in jail.


Donny McGail Scott was arrested and charged for felony child abuse and has a bond of $25,000.


The alleged incident happened on Monday.



“We received a 911 call in regards to an alleged assault that had occurred in the 2700 block of Valley Road. Deputies responded, upon arrival found a juvenile who had physically been assaulted, metro ambulance responded, the victim was taken to a local emergency room and treated”, said Ward Calhoun, Chief Deputy.


The child suffered a bone fracture.


Authorities were quick to obtain a warrant and arrest the suspect the next day.


“Yesterday afternoon approximately 4 o’ clock in the afternoon in that same area he was spotted and after a short foot pursuit he was taken into custody”, said Calhoun.


Chief Deputy Ward Calhoun says the victim knew the suspect.


 “The victim and Scott know each other –they’re –it’s not a stranger type situation”, said Calhoun.


Scott is being held in the Lauderdale County Detention Center until the case proceeds to court.


 “This case will be presented to the next available grand jury for their consideration”, said Calhoun.



Authorities advise that if you suspect a child to be a victim of abuse, you should contact child protective services. 


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