Myrtle Beach man arrested after spanking child with "switch," re - Local news, weather, sports Savannah | WSAV On Your Side

Myrtle Beach man arrested after spanking child with "switch," report says

Posted: Updated:
Patrick Mayfield - J Reuben Long Detention Center Patrick Mayfield - J Reuben Long Detention Center
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -

 A Myrtle Beach man was arrested Wednesday morning after police said he spanked a child with a "switch."

According to an Horry County police report, Patrick Mayfield, 31, struck the 9-year-old child with a switch after the child angered his step-mother and "needed to be punished."

The victim had red marks and welts on his buttocks and arms, the report said.  The child told investigators that he could not sit down afterwards because of the pain.

Mayfield does have a prior history of child abuse against the child, according to the incident report.

Mayfield was in jail four months ago on the same charges. A family member now cares for the child.

A website identifies Mayfield as a co-founder of the "Imitators of Christ Ministries," which bills itself as an evangelistic ministry group that travels and spreads the love of Jesus Christ through song, dance, skits, steps, preaching, and teaching.  

Mayfield was taken to the J Reuben Long Detention Center and charged with cruelty to children.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Suspect in Custody, Victim Dead after Statesboro Bar Beating

    Suspect in Custody, Victim Dead after Statesboro Bar Beating

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:20 AM EDT2014-08-29 15:20:50 GMT
    A bouncer is in custody, accused of beating a teen, leaving him unconscious outside of a Statesboro bar Thursday morning, according to Statesboro Police.  Detectives say the assault happened near Rude Rudy's Bar on University Court.
    A bouncer is in custody, accused of beating a teen, leaving him unconscious outside of a Statesboro bar Thursday morning, according to Statesboro Police.  Detectives say the assault happened near Rude Rudy's Bar on University Court.
  • Atlanta police officer arrested in woman's death

    Atlanta police officer arrested in woman's death

    Authorities say an Atlanta Police officer suspected in the murder of a 26-year-old woman has been arrested while trying to catch a flight to Mexico.
    Authorities say an Atlanta Police officer suspected in the murder of a 26-year-old woman has been arrested while trying to catch a flight to Mexico.
  • 'Magic Mike,' Sequel to be Filmed in Savannah

    'Magic Mike,' Sequel to be Filmed in Savannah

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:52 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:52:15 GMT
    The Savannah Film Office says the sequel to the movie Magic Mike is scheduled to be filmed in the Savannah area beginning in September.
    The Savannah Film Office says the sequel to the movie Magic Mike is scheduled to be filmed in the Savannah area beginning in September.
Powered by WorldNow

1430 East Victory Drive
Savannah, GA 31404

Telephone: 912.651.0300
Fax: 912.651.0320
Email: newsemailalert@wsav.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.