GREENCASTLE -- A Greencastle man was sentenced Thursday for battering an 18-month old.
Anthony M. Cox, 22, was convicted on one count of Class D felony battery. Judge Matthew Headley sentenced Cox to 18 months with one year executed. Cox will spend the last three months of his executed time on house arrest, with the final six months on probation.
Cox was arrested on May 19. He posted 10 percent of a $5,000 bond and was released from jail that day.
Cox admitted to striking the child, who was taken to the hospital with injuries to his legs, forehead, face and eye area.
His bond was revoked in early June, however, when a charge of Class B misdemeanor false reporting or informing was filed against Cox. Court reports said Cox hampered the attempts of police to locate a minor female who had been reported in Michigan as a runaway.
According to police reports, officers went to Cox's home to locate the girl, and Cox told them he had seen her in Cloverdale two days earlier and that he was the only person in his apartment.
Cox allowed the officer into his home, where the girl was discovered, court records said.
That case is pending.
Cox will receive credit for the time he has spent in jail.