Police report: 3-year-old beaten for eating last piece of cheesecake

Police report: 3-year-old beaten for eating last piece of cheesecake

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Memphis police officers arrested a man who they say abused a 3-year-old boy over the last piece of cheesecake.

The police affidavit details the boy's injuries. Doctors are treating the child at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital for a broken femur bone, dislocated vertebrae in his back, bruised lungs, and several bruises.

The boy's mother told police that 30-year-old Anthony Gulledge was upset Saturday when he got home because her son had eaten the last piece of cheesecake. He reportedly grabbed the boy by his ankles and carried him to the living room where he whipped the 3-year-old. The boy's mother says Gulledge whipped him again later that night.

Gulledge, who denies the allegations, was arrested on Sunday. He is charged with aggravated assault and domestic assault. Gulledge is in the Shelby County Jail on $210,000 bond.

Police records show they have been called to the same home several times for domestic assault reports. Each time, he was reportedly fighting with his girlfriend of 10 years.

Gulledge also has a criminal record in Arkansas after being arrested for robbery.

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