A male suspect is facing a felony child abuse charge, after law enforcement says that the man engaged in a physical altercation with a teenage juvenile.
Edward Keith Moore, born in 1969, was arrested on March 7, 2020 during the early morning hours. In addition to a felony charge Child Abuse, Moore also faces a misdemeanor charge of Unlawful Contact.
Deputies with the Laramie County Sheriff’s say that just before 12:30 am Saturday, they were summoned to the 1900 block of Park Avenue, In Laramie County for a domestic disturbance.
According to charging information and an affidavit filed in Laramie County Circuit Court, Moore is accused of being in a verbal altercation with an adult individual who lived in the household. The altercation escalated, and the adult claimed that Moore kicked them in the ribs.
The adult said that kick did not leave a mark and did not cause pain.
Deputies then say it was claimed that a teenage juvenile attempted to get in between the two, and that Moor stepped on the juvenile’s bare foot, and pushed them down. It was reported that the juvenile struck their head on the ground during the fall.
It is further alleged that the juvenile tried to defend themselves with a piece of household trim. Witnesses say that Moore grabbed the trim and began to fling the juvenile around the kitchen.
Following the physical altercation, the adult and juvenile said that they locked themselves into a bedroom, where Moore was unable to gain entry.
Moore was arrested and made his initial appearance to hear the charges against him on March 9, 2020.
All of those cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law. Charges are subject to change following official filings from the Laramie County District Attorney’s Office.
This article originally appeared on Cap City News. Used with permission.