A 25-year-old Washington man wanted in a case of severe child abuse has been arrested in Idaho.
WALLA WALLA — A 25-year-old Washington man wanted in a case of severe child abuse has been arrested in Idaho.
The Union-Bulletin newspaper reports that Tysen R. Beckner of Waitsburg, northeast of Walla Walla, was booked late last week into the Nez Perce County Adult Detention Center in Lewiston, Idaho, on a warrant charging him with first-degree assault of a child. Bail was set at $100,000 pending his extradition to Walla Walla County.
The sheriff’s office says Beckner and the boy’s mother live together. The couple went to a bar Wednesday evening, and the boy’s mother wound up being arrested on outstanding warrants, so the boy spent Wednesday night with Beckner.
The next morning, a family friend saw the boy with what investigators described as “horrific” bruises all over his body. They said the boy reported that Beckner allegedly threw him against a coffee table because he didn’t eat his dinner, and at one point put his head in the toilet.
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The boy was first taken to a hospital in Walla Walla before being transported to another in Spokane.
It was not immediately clear if Beckner had a lawyer.