weather icon Clear

Pahrump man suspected of child abuse arrested

A Pahrump man was arrested following an investigation into child abuse allegations on Sunday.

As stated in a Nye County Sheriff’s Office arrest report, Investigator Joseph Marshall was dispatched to a residence where the reported victim told Marshall she was allegedly beaten by a man identified as Derek Jackson, who is reported to be a relative of the child.

“During the investigation, it was reported that the victim was at home with her grandparents,” Marshall stated in the report. “Her grandmother, after placing her in timeout, told her to go to the bathroom. Once in the bathroom, Derek entered with a belt in hand and began to strike her multiple times with the belt. She advised that he grabbed her left wrist and right arm.”

Marshall’s report went on to state that he was able to observe injuries all over a victim’s body, whose age was not disclosed.

“I observed that her left hand was swollen compared to her right wrist, although nothing was found to be fractured,” Marshall said in part. “While speaking to the victim she had issues putting her mask on her face, and I could observe that her left hand was shaking anytime she had to lift it up unsupported. An X-ray of her wrist revealed that she suffered a sprain to her wrist.”

The following day, Marshall made contact with Jackson, who Marshall said allegedly admitted to beating the child with a belt.

After speaking to Jackson, Marshall arrested Jackson on suspicion of child abuse and domestic battery with substantial bodily harm and burglary. Jackson was transported him to the Nye County Detention Center.

Contact reporter Selwyn Harris at sharris@pvtimes.com. On Twitter: @pvtimes

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
More than $1M in free medical services provided at Pahrump event

Hundreds of residents were able to receive much-needed medical care — completely free of charge — thanks to the international nonprofit Remote Area Medical, better known as RAM.

There’s hope for those in mourning

GriefShare to host upcoming seminars, Celebration of Life

Biden: Dreamers ‘in limbo’ after appeals court DACA ruling

A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that the deportation protections for immigrants brought into this country illegally as children are unlawful and remanded the case to a lower court.

PHOTOS: Blessed be the pets

“The relationship people have with their pets is essential, and the church recognizes that,” said Father John McClatchy of St. Martin’s in the Desert Episcopal Church, one of three priests who performed blessings there this weekend for animals and their owners.