On Wednesday, Pettis County deputies arrested 28-year-old Patrick Ryan Jones of Ionia for child abuse.

The arrest resulted from an investigation into allegations of physical abuse of two white female juveniles, ages six and nine, who are known to Jones.

The Pettis County Prosecutor's Ofice has subsequently filed two counts of Abuse of Neglect of a Child, a Class D felony.

Jones is currently being held in the Pettis County Jail, pending the posting of a $10,000 cash or surety bond.

Randy Kirby