Click for NEWS Click for SPORTS Click for ACCENT Click for COLUMNS Click for OPINION Click for OBITUARIES Click for CALENDAR Click for CLASSIFIEDS Click for ARCHIVES Click for LAKE  
 Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Serving The Land Between the Lakes - Philpott and Smith Mountain
News Search   


The Franklin News-Post
P. O. Box 250
310 Main Street, SW
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
Fax: 540-483-8013

Autos By Nelson - Click for Website
Ferrum man charged with child abuse

Friday, October 11, 2013

By K.A. WAGONER - Staff Writer

A Ferrum man was indicted earlier this week on three counts of child abuse for allegedly striking a boy with a wooden paddle.

David Lee Rezendes, 39, was indicted by the grand jury on two felony counts of abuse and one misdemeanor count of assault and battery.

On July 2, the mother of the 5-year-old boy brought him to the sheriff's office, according to Investigator J.P. Nolen. The child's bottom was covered in bruises.

The child allegedly told investigators that Rezendes struck him several times with a wooden paddle, Nolen said.

On July 8, Rezendes was interviewed and allegedly told investigators that the boy was not listening, so he whipped him with the wooden paddle as punishment, Nolen said.

An indictment is not a finding of guilt. It is a determination by jurors that enough evidence exists to warrant a trial.

Weichert - Click for Website
Adam Lynch - Click for Website
Billy and Julie Kingery - Click for Website
Penny Hodges - Click for Website
Alpine Photography Studios - Click for Website
Harvester Center - Town of Rocky Mount - Click for Website
Angie McGhee-Quality Realty - Click for Website
Robert Deatherage - Asst. Commonwealth Atty - Click for Website
PHOEBE NEEDLES - Click for Website