[PHOTO CREDIT: Lake County Sheriff’s Office]
[Original Publish Date: 01/19/21]
CLERMONT, Florida — A man is in the Lake County Jail after being arrested for domestic child abuse Saturday.
According to an arrest affidavit, Brian Lanier King, 43, of Clermont, tried to break a child’s arm when the child attempted to get a slice of pizza; King then slammed the child’s head into a dishwasher and then the floor. The child suffered “several deep scratches,” to both forearms, the booking sheet states. King was “extremely intoxicated” due to drinking several beers throughout the day, the arresting Lake County Sheriff’s deputy noted in the affidavit.
The child’s age and gender were not available and the relationship to King was redacted from the affidavit. King is being held on $10,000 bond
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