Atmore man on $500,000 bond for child abuse

Pettway accused of beating 4-year old boy to point where child’s liver was damaged

An Atmore man is being held on $500,000 bond on charges of aggravated child abuse for allegedly beating a 4-year old boy to the point it caused damage to the child's liver.

District Judge Eric Coale imposed the $500,000 bond last Thursday on Ronald Dewayne Pettway, 34, 411 McRae St.

Should Pettway get released on bond, he is to have no contact with the victim or anyone under the age of 18. He will also be subject to house arrest.

Aggravated child abuse of a child under the age of 6 is a Class A felony which carries a prison sentence of 10 years to life. Due to the child's age and Pettway's...

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