LYNNWOOD — A man has been arrested for investigation of second-degree assault of a child for allegedly beating his 10-year-old son, according to papers filed in Snohomish County Superior Court.
The boy told a Snohomish County sheriff’s deputy it was “the worst pain he had felt in his entire life,” the deputy wrote in a police report.
The suspect, 28, is being held at the Snohomish County Jail.
Around 10 a.m. Saturday, the boy’s mother called 911 to report her son had been assaulted by his father and her ex-boyfriend at the man’s Lynnwood apartment.
Photos sent to the sheriff’s deputy showed the boy had red marks on his face, bruising and swelling on the inside of his lip, scratches near his right eye, and scratches and bruises all the way around his neck.
It also appeared he had been dragged because of scrapes on his left shoulder. He had hand prints on his arms and red marks on his back, the deputy reported.
The boy was taken to the sheriff’s office south precinct in Mill Creek. He told the deputy he had talked back to his father. The man choked him and slammed him against the wall and the floor, he said.
At times the boy had trouble breathing. He yelled “stop” and “help me” during the attack, according to court papers.
At one point, he got away and threw a plastic toy toward the man. The boy tried to leave the apartment, but was locked inside.
The suspect allegedly choked him again and used both his arms to lift the boy and throw him into a couch. He reportedly covered the boy’s mouth to muffle his cries for help. The child “could not breathe at all at this point,” the deputy wrote.
After the boy left the precinct, he was taken to urgent care.
The deputy also learned that the doctor found blood in the boy’s right ear canal and ear drum.
Two other children, ages 5 and 10, were present during the alleged assault, according to the deputy’s report.
Court records show the man was also accused of domestic violence in 2010 by a former girlfriend. They shared a child. That case was dismissed.
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