State Police have arrested a Marion County man on child abuse charges.
Sergeant Adam Scott arrested Darrell Nicholson, 56, of Boothsville on Friday on charges of child abuse causing risk of injury.
Sgt. Scott said Nicholson threw a brush at a three-year-old girl and hit her multiple times with a belt causing injuries to her arm.
Nicholson also threatened the victims mother and told her if she called the police he would hurt her as well.
Once police arrived on scene, Nicholson began cussing at the three-year-old for telling authorities what had happened.
Nicholson has bailed himself out on $20,000 cash surety bond.
State police are continuing to investigate and ask anyone with further information should contact Sgt. Scott at 304-367-2701.