Teen allegedly beaten unconscious with iron bar; suspect due in court


    After allegedly choking a 14-year-old boy and knocking him unconscious with an iron bar, a Cocorite man is due in court.

    The 37-year-old has been charged with cruelty to a child after the teenager was hospitalized by the incident.

    According to the boy, he and his sister were dropped off at the man’s house to spend time and, on arrival, the 6-year-old girl was attacked by the man’s dog.

    The boy chased the dog, for which he was scolded, and when he responded to the man, he was allegedly choked and hit several times with the iron.

    After he was hospitalized, officers carried out investigations and arrested and charged the suspect.