Man arrested after reportedly hitting child with baseball bat at home. Mississippi school officials called 911 in suspected abuse.

Published 11:02 am Friday, March 31, 2023

Police have arrested a man after reportedly hitting his child with a baseball bat.

Vicksburg Police arrested Corey Darrell Smith, 42, on Wednesday.

Smith has been charged with felony child abuse.

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On Tuesday, Bowmar Elementary School officials called Vicksburg Warren E911 after receiving a report of child abuse against one of the students.

The report involved Smith hitting his child with a baseball bat while at home. Smith was arraigned by Justice Court Judge James Jefferson and his bond was set at $10,000.

Smith will be bound over to the Warren County Grand Jury.