A Kingston man is facing charges, accused of hitting his six-year-old son in the face in a fit of anger.
Brent Litton is charged with child abuse and failure to comply with bond conditions.
The incident happened on December 30th. A family member told officers that Litton became visibly angry with his son when the boy told him he wanted to drink water with dinner instead of juice or Coke, because he was sick. The witness said Litton hit the child in the face, giving him a bloody nose and mouth.
According to court documents, witnesses say Litton became combative and threatened others at the table when they tried to intervene.
Officers arrested Litton, and he was ordered not to have contact with his son.
Authorities picked him up again, after the boy's mother called officers to report that Litton had tried to contact the boy the next day through his grandmother.