Man awaits competency evaluation in child abuse case

Man awaits competency evaluation in child abuse case

From the Las Vegas Optic

A Las Vegas man is in jail awaiting a competency evaluation following an arrest for felony child abuse and possession of marijuana.

Las Vegas Police say Angel Juarez Jr., 28, was arrested Oct. 16 after LVPD responded to a call about an injured child at Alta Vista Regional Hospital. According to an arrest affidavit, the child’s mother told police Juarez had struck her child with a belt as a punishment, and that he seemed to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

The child told police Juarez appeared to be angry and called her profanities. The child stated Juarez grabbed her by the wrist and struck her multiple times with a belt, using the end with the belt buckle.