A 33-year-old man is in the Wichita County jail accused of abusing a little boy who was afraid of the dark.

On February 8th police were dispatched to the boy’s apartment on Barnett Road where his mother reported her boyfriend became upset when her son was crying due to his fear of the dark.

She said Jeremy Scott Cook grabbed her son’s arm where police confirm bruising.

And, CPS was also notified by school personnel after the 9-year-old revealed Cook also hit him on his back where police say additional bruising was found.

Cook is charged with injury to a child-bodily injury, a 3rd degree felony.