SANTAQUIN, Utah (ABC4 News) – A Utah County man was arrested for child abuse after an argument turned physical with an 11-year-old boy over inappropriate Sunday music.
According to arresting documents, police were called to a home on Redrock Drive on Sunday on a report of a domestic situation.
Upon arrival, police learned of an altercation between the boy and Trevor Pressgrove, 41. Pressgrove told officers he had become upset with the boy after he was continually disregarding family rules set within the home and when he heard the victim throw something against the walls he went in the room grabbed him and pushed him out to the hallway where the boy fell and started to cry, according to documents.
Document state the boy said he was disobeying a rule about turning on music which was not “appropriate” for Sunday after being asked not to. He told police Pressgrove came in his room and unplugged the music and took it from him.
The boy said he rolled a ball of playdough and bounced it from the floor to the door before it bounced back to his hands. The boy said Pressgrove swung open his door and said, “you break my house; I break you,” according to documents.
The boy told police Pressgrove grabbed him by his armpit and pushed him towards the door where he “threw” him across the hall on onto the ground, injuring him.
Documents further state that is when the mother jumped in and stopped the alleged assault and Pressgrove allegedly told her not to coddle him as it will only make it worse. The mother then called the police.
The boy had visible distinct markings along the rib cage, right shoulder blade, and on his bicep.
Pressgrove was placed under arrest and booked into the Utah County Jail for misdemeanor child abuse.