Man accused of spanking child with belt
A Mitchell man is accused of abuse or cruelty to a minor for spanking his child with a belt.
Randall Kelly, 41, was arrested in mid-August for the crime, which carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.
According to court documents, Kelly spanked his child's buttocks four to six times with his belt after the child threw a tantrum while Kelly was trying to sleep. Law enforcement documented the child's injuries, which did not constitute aggravated assault. The child had several raised, red welts.