MAHONING TOWNSHIP — A man from Carbon County is accused of abusing a 5-year-old boy.
Police said Daniel Stahler of Lehighton became irritated with the child after he hugged a dog too hard Thursday.
Officials said Stahler hit the boy, threw him into a wall, and slammed his head in a door.
According to officers, the child has a fractured eye socket, bruises, and had hair ripped out.
State police arrested Stahler after a traffic stop around midnight Sunday.
Stahler is facing assault and harassment charges and is locked up in the Carbon County prison.