Nicholas County Man Arrested For Child Abuse Charges

SUMMERSVILLE, WV (WOAY) – A Nicholas County man is in jail after he grabbed a child by her hair, knocked her down, and slapped her.

According to a criminal complaint, on October 23, 2018, Brian Adkins grabbed his girlfriend’s daughter by her hair and knocked her down.  Adkins then put his foot on her chest and neck area making it hard for her to breathe and causing minor injuries. Adkins was also pushing the mother through the whole incident.

Adkins left the room and then reentered to slap the juvenile again.  The defendant also went into the bedroom and tried to load a long gun.

Adkins is charged with child abuse, a prohibited person with a firearm, and third offense of domestic battery. He is being held in the Southern Regional Jail under a 27,500 dollar bond.

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