Adams County man arrested for alleged attempted murder of child

Published 6:05 pm Monday, December 4, 2017

Editor’s note: The following story previously contained incorrect information provided by the Adams County Sheriff’s Office about the date of an alleged attempted murder. The actual date of the alleged incident is Sunday, Dec. 3.

SIBLEY — An Adams County man was arrested Monday for attempted murder after allegedly beating his 10-year-old nephew with a baseball bat Saturday evening.

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office arrested Joseph Washington Jr., 21, 7 Rounds Lane, Sibley, who is currently being held at the Adams County Jail without bond pending investigation.

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ACSO deputies reportedly responded to a call at approximately 6:44 p.m. Sunday at 7 Rounds Lane.

When deputies arrived, they reportedly found a juvenile child covered in blood lying on a couch. An AMR ambulance arrived on scene and treated the child.

The suspect’s father, Joseph Washington Sr., reportedly told deputies his son hit the child several times with a metal baseball bat.

The case remains under investigation.