SPRINGFIELD, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The Springfield Police Department arrested 21-year-old Joseph Edward Baucom on Thursday. He's charged with an intentional act of child abuse.
Police say they were alerted that a two-year-old had severe bruising on his neck and back. Investigators also reported the child had a black eye.
During the investigation, police say Baucom, who is the boyfriend of the child's mother, admitted to intentionally throwing the two-year-old child into a wall.
Baucom was taken to the Bay County Jail.