LUCERNE VALLEY – A 56-year-old father was put behind bars Monday after he allegedly struck his child, authorities said.
Jose Alfonso Sanchez Arias, 56, was arrested on suspicion of inflicting a corporal injury on a child Monday. Sheriff’s officials said in a Thursday news release that Arias was arrested following a report of child abuse at Lucerne Valley High School last Tuesday.
Lucerne Valley Sheriff’s substation Deputy Steven Scranton responded to the school and contacted the victim. The deputy learned the victim and Arias got into a verbal argument on Jan. 15. The argument turned physical and Arias allegedly punched the victim in the face, authorities said.
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