LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Jessamine County Sheriff's Office has arrested a Winchester, Kentucky, man after authorities say he punched an 8-year-old in the face.

According to an arrest warrant, 26-year-old Brian Jones punched the child -- a family member -- in the face last week. Authorities say the boy suffered a bloody nose and a purple knot under his eye as a result of the impact.

The boy allegedly told his mother that Jones punched him.

A warrant was issued for Jones' arrest on Tuesday, Nov. 29. He was taken into custody that same night and charged with first degree criminal abuse of a child.

Jones is currently being held in the Clark County Detention Center.

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