Elba man arrested for aggravated child abuse under 12

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Maurice Waters mugshot

ELBA, Ala. (WDHN) — An Elba man is in the Coffee County Jail after being arrested for aggravated child abuse for a child under 12 years of age.

According to court documents, Elba Police Department received complaints on Tuesday about Maurice Dontay Waters, 51, and a child he is listed as custodial guardian of. A warrant was issued after complaints were filed with the court of two eye witnesses saying they saw the crime.

According to the documents obtained by WDHN, the child suffered a broken arm after police say the child was hit with a baseball bat. Elba police arrested Waters early Thursday morning and charged him with aggravated child abuse.

Waters’ is currently in the Coffee County Jail with a $15,000 bond.

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