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ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. – A North Carolina man has been arrested and charged with assault after authorities say he threw a liquor bottle that struck a 5-year-old boy.

Rockingham County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a 911 call Saturday night and found 25-year-old Aaron Tyrone Sheppard intoxicated in the child’s presence.

Officials discovered Sheppard had thrown a liquor bottle that hit the 5-year-old in the head, causing “serious” injury, WGHP reported.

The child was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Sheppard was charged with felonious assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

He is being held on a $3 million secured bond.

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