On 03/08/13 investigators with the Jackson County Sheriff's Office began investigating a physical child abuse case. The investigation revealed the child had been abused by his father, Steve Hawes, Jr.
On 03/12/13 a medical examination was conducted on the child at Dr. Goff's Office, which confirmed recent physical abuse had occurred.
On 04/01/13 an arrest warrant was obtained for Steve Hawes Jr., and on 04/01/13 Hawes was taken into custody without incident for one count of aggravated child abuse.
Information provided by the Jackson County Sheriff's Office