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Adams County man arrested for alleged attempted murder of a child

An Adams County man was arrested Monday for attempted murder after allegedly beating a child with a baseball bat Saturday evening.

the Adams County Sheriff’s Office arrested Joseph Washington Jr., 21, 7 Rounds Lane, Sibley, who is currently being held at the Adams County Jail without bond pending investigation.

ACSO deputies reportedly responded to a call at approximately 6:44 p.m. Saturday at 7 Rounds Lane.

When deputies arrived, they reportedly found a juvenile covered in blood lying on a couch. An AMR ambulance arrived on scene and treated the child.

The suspect’s father, Joseph Washington Sr., reported told deputies his son was the perpetrator and hit the child several times with a metal baseball bat.

The case remains under investigation.

Joseph Washington Jr.