Man arrested for allegedly attacking boy, 4

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GRANGER, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana man faces battery and intimidation charges for allegedly attacking a 4-year-old boy who was shopping at a grocery store with his father.

Twenty-five-year-old Eric Parks was arrested following Tuesday’s attack at a Martin’s Super Market in Granger.

Parks, who faces felony charges of battery and intimidation of law enforcement, remained jailed Saturday on a $1 million bond at the St. Joseph County Jail in South Bend.

Police say Parks was quickly subdued by store security and management after Tuesday’s attack on the boy. The attack was witnessed by the youngster’s brother and dozens of other shoppers.

The boy’s father tells WSBT-TV his son was awake and alert after the attack, but shaken. He says the youngster has some bruising around his forehead, face and nose. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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