Police Arrested a Man for Child Abuse

Dothan police have arrested a Dothan man and charged him with one count of child abuse.

Jay Gatewood of 1210 Sturgeon Court was arrested after a day of investigation Monday.

Gatewood is accused of breaking the arm of a three-year-old child in his care.

The child was brought to a local hospital earlier in the day with the suspicious injury, and medical personnel alerted authorities.

Gatewood is currently in the Dothan City Jail awaiting transfer to the Houston County Jail where bond will be set.