KILLEEN — Killeen police arrested 29-year-old Ronald Andre Carter on Tuesday for beating his five-year-old son.
Upon preliminary investigation, officers discovered that the child's mother and a friend arrived at the home around 2:30 A.M. when Carter told the them that he had disciplined their son and put him to bed. They attempted to wake the child, but were unsuccessful. The mother's friend then called 911 to report the incident.
Police received the call around 4 A.M. The friend informed authorities that the child was bleeding from the head and had a swollen face. Officers found the child lying on the couch, unresponsive.
The five-year-old was taken to a local hospital and is currently in stable condition.
Carter has been taken to Bell County Jail and his bond set at $100,000 for injury to a child and $3,000 for the possession of marijuana.