A Monongalia County man accused of child abuse failed to appear in Magistrate Court Friday.
The Westover Police Department arrested William Matthew Wilson and charged him with child abuse with risk of serious injury.
A criminal complaint said that Wilson's three-year-old step child told investigators at the Monongalia County Child Advocacy Center that Wilson hit him in the head and punched him between his legs.
Magistrate Sandy Holepit's office said there is now a capias warrant out for Wilson for $75,000 cash or surety bond.
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