A father in Millersburg, Ohio, appeared in court Tuesday after he was accused of putting his 4-year-old son’s hand on a wood-burning stove to punish him.
The Daily Record reported Jacob Miller pleaded not guilty to a charge of fourth-degree felony domestic violence. Prosecuting attorney Matt Muzic told the publication the charge is at a felony level because Miller has a past conviction for child endangerment.
According to Muzic, Miller told Holmes County Sheriff’s Office deputies he held his son’s hand on the stove as a form of punishment. He moved it from the top of the stove to a lower area after he decided the top wasn’t hot enough.
Muzic expects more severe charges to emerge once the charges reach a grand jury.
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