Bite marks on child leads to felony abuse charges

Charles Thomas Hansen and Samantha Jo Jones

Charles Thomas Hansen and Samantha Jo Jones

KINGMAN – Kingman Police arrested Charles Thomas Hansen, 24, and Samantha Jo Jones, 20, both of Kingman, on felony charges of alleged child abuse Tuesday.

According to Deputy Chief Rusty Cooper, the arrests came after police received allegations of suspected child abuse of a 2- year-old boy. The investigation revealed Hansen, Jones’ live-in boyfriend, had bitten the child, Jones’ son, numerous times over the previous weeks. Investigators observed at least 12 different bite marks on the child’s body.

Police said Jones suspected the abuse and failed to report it. Both suspects admitted involvement and were booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility. The child was removed and is in the care of the Arizona Department of Child Safety.