A rural Mountain Home is in jail on charges he beat his five year old son.

David Sutterfield, 37, is charged with felony battery on a child. The Baxter County Sheriff’s Office reports it received a complaint from the boy’s grandmother after she noticed bruising on the child’s face and neck.

The grandparent told Sheriff’s Investigators that she picked up the child to spend the night and noticed he had bruising on his face and neck

Investigators say Sutterfield denied injuring the child, but he gave several different versions of how the boy was hurt. Another adult household member finally admitted to the Sheriff’s Office that she had witnessed Sutterfield grab the child’s face in a manner that would have caused injuries consistent with those suffered by the child, as well as shoving the boy down and striking him in the face.