Man faces charges of beating 11-week-old son

POSTED: 12:44 PM Jan 16 2014
Jeremy Scott Owens
SCOTT COUNTY, Va. -

A Southwest Virginia man was arrested in Sullivan County, Tennessee, accused of beating a baby.

According to Scott County Commonwealth's Attorney Marcus McClung, Jeremy Scott Owens is accused of beating his 11-week-old son.

Scott County Sheriff's deputies were called to investigate after the child was taken to a local hospital nearly two weeks ago. We're told the infant had a broken leg and ribs.

He's currently being held in the Sullivan County Detention Center.