Joshua Franklin Reynolds Sr., 34 of Rome, was arrested this week of hitting a 13 year-old child.  Reports said that Reynolds hit the child on the back  of the head as a form of punishment back on May 7 of this year.

Reynolds is charged cruelty to children in the first degree, three counts of cruelty to children in the third degree, criminal trespass under the Family Violence Act and obstruction of law enforcement.