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Man arrested after child hit in the face with baseball bat

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A Virginia man has been arrested after a 12-year-old boy was struck in the face with a baseball bat. The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports 35-year-old Joseph Earl Cox turned himself in on charges of malicious wounding on Monday. Authorities say they charged Cox following a domestic disturbance Sunday. Tazewell County Sheriff Brian Hieatt says the boy was airlifted to a hospital in Tennessee, but his condition has not been released. No other details have been released. It's unclear if Cox has a lawyer. ___ Information from: Bluefield Daily Telegraph, http://www.bdtonline.com (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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