Law enforcement authorities in northern Utah are accusing a man of throwing sulfuric acid on a child
SMITHFIELD, Utah (AP) — Law enforcement authorities in northern Utah are accusing a man of throwing sulfuric acid on a child.
The Deseret News reports 32-year-old Smithfield resident Jason Keith Summers was arrested Friday on charges including child abuse and trespassing.
A Cache County Jail booking affidavit shows Summers walked into a neighbor’s property “before throwing a substance on the child.”
The record shows Summers told investigators he threw “dirt” on the child, but authorities later discovered it was sulfuric acid.
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The record states Summers told police he had used drugs that day. He later undid the seatbelt and got out of a moving police vehicle through a window as he was being taken to jail.
The affidavit does not say how seriously the child was injured.
Jail records do not list an attorney.
Information from: Deseret News, http://www.deseretnews.com