Man charged with assault after smashed glass cuts child

Published Oct 22, 2018 at 4:00pm

A 31-year-old man has been charged with assault after law enforcers said a smashed glass cut a young child in the lip Saturday afternoon.

Police said Jesse Beltran, of 313 N. Madison St., was in an argument with his girlfriend at his residence at about 4 p.m. Saturday. During the argument, police said Beltran had a glass and smashed it against a counter.

A shard of broken glass then shot out and hit his girlfriend’s 9-year-old nephew in the upper lip, authorities stated. The child was brought to Rome Memorial Hospital to get stitches for the cut.

Beltran is charged with one count each of third-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child, both misdemeanors, police said.

He is scheduled to appear in City Court, according to law enforcers.