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A Greenbrier man was arrested and charged with aggravated child abuse on Saturday, June 6.

According to the arrest report, William McEver, 39, was taken into custody when a police officer responded to the report of an adult assaulting a 13-year-old boy. The boy was playing football with a group of other children when McEver joined the game.

The official documents state the boy returned home to complain to his parents of his head hurting and feeling sick. The child told his parents and the officer that McEver had tackled him twice before picking him up by his head, threw him and body slammed him. The assault occurred after the boy was said to have tackled McEver’s 11-year-old son while playing and got hurt.

Reports show the officer obtained statements from the group of children which confirmed how the incident occurred. McEver was confronted by the boy’s parents and informed that he may have a concussion from the altercation. McEver responded saying, ‘good, maybe he learned something’.

While the officer was still on scene, the child’s condition worsened and was taken to the hospital. He suffered a concussion, sprained left shoulder and bruised left hip.

McEver posted his $50,000 bond on Thursday, June 11 and was released from the Robertson County Detention Facility. His next court date is set for Aug. 24.

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