An Enfield man was charged Sunday with child abuse inflicting serious injury and other counts associated with a domestic call.
Chief Deputy Scott Hall of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office said a 12-year-old child was struck about the face including the orbital area, which caused the juvenile to receive medical attention.
He said it is not clear what prompted the matter and it is not clear what threats were communicated to the child.
In a statement Hall said investigation by Sergeant Earl Richardson and Corporal Phillip Moyer led to the child abuse charge as well as charges of assault by pointing a gun and communicating threats against Robert Silver, 40.
Hall said all three charges reflect crimes committed against the juvenile.
He received a $30,000 secured bond and October 14 court date.