A Hellertown man has been charged with simple assault and harassment following a June 23 incident in which he allegedly used a large paint-mixing stick to strike his two young children.
According to court records cited by the Express-Times, Jabiel Ruiz, of the 1100 block of Main Street, was arrested Saturday after a complaint was lodged with authorities by the mother of the two children, who are 5 and 6.
Red swelling was observed on the 6-year-old's right thigh, according to the story.
Ruiz allegedly fled with the 5-year-old and two other children he has with the woman, but was later arrested and arraigned.
He was committed to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $5,000 bail, the article indicated.