A Sheridan man was bound over to 4th Judicial District Court after a preliminary hearing in Sheridan County Circuit Court on Tuesday afternoon. 35-year-old Rockie King is accused of aggravated assault and battery as well as child abuse.
The State alleges that King slapped his wife and injured his 13-month-old daughter on November 16th. Sheridan Police Detective Scott Brastrup was called to the stand to testify. When interviewed by police, King allegedly said he and the child had been wrestling and that’s how the injuries occurred. When the child was examined at the hospital, doctors found evidence of manual strangulation and several scratches and bleeding cuts around the child’s mouth. The State entered pictures of the injuries into evidence during the hearing.
King faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted. A date has not been set for King’s arraignment in District Court. He is waiting for that proceeding in the Sheridan County Detention Center.