Uncle charged with beating 13-year-old over slice of pizza - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Uncle charged with beating 13-year-old over slice of pizza

Source: WLBT Source: WLBT
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Jackson police confirm that the uncle of a 13-year-old boy is being charged with felony child abuse.

JPD received a call just before 8 pm on Monday at a home on Flag Chapel Road after a woman said her grandson was beaten by his uncle over a slice of pizza. 

The boy is being treated in ICU at Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital at UMMC.

The boy's uncle, 27-year-old Ryan Tripp, fled the scene but was captured by officers. 

Officer Colendula Green says Tripp made an initial appearance in court Tuesday morning.

He is being held on a $20 thousand dollar bond.

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