Murphysboro Man Charged With Battery
MURPHYSBORO -- A Murphysboro man is facing charges for punching a child in the face.
Brian Brown, 25, is charged with battery and resisting a peace officer. Murphysboro Police say Brown punched a child under the age of 13.
The victim's mother filed a complaint Tuesday afternoon. Officers found Brown a few hours later, but he ran away. He was arrested after a foot chase.
Brown was taken to the Jackson County Jail. An arraignment hearing has been set for Oct. 1.
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