Memphis father accused of punching 8-year-old-son in the face - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis father accused of punching 8-year-old-son in the face

Jeremy Horton (Photo Source: SCSO) Jeremy Horton (Photo Source: SCSO)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A birthday party ended badly for a Memphis 8 year-old after police say his own father punched him in the face.

Officials say 28 year-old Jeremy Horton is accused of punching his son in the face when the child resisted leaving a birthday party.

According to an affidavit, "Mr. Horton struck his son with a closed fist, striking him in the right eye, causing swelling and the eye to shut."

"Probably would think twice about doing that, especially over such a trifling thing, as a child not wanting to leave," said Sasha Kostina.

Memphis police say Horton left the birthday party without his son and was arrested Friday morning.

The boy did not suffer any permanent facial injuries; his father is being held in jail without bond.

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