Man charged with assaulting 9-year-old boy

JACKSON, Tenn. — A man appeared Monday in Jackson City Court charged with hitting a young boy.

Brian Overton

Brian Overton, 45, was arraigned on one count of simple assault.

A woman reported to Jackson police at the end of June that Overton elbowed her 9-year-old son in the back of the neck, knocking him to the ground, because he wouldn’t hand him a basketball.

His bond was set at $1,000.

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