Tulsa man accused of using stun gun on 5-year-old
BY KENDRICK MARSHALL World Staff Writer
Feb 27, 2013
2/27/13 at 9:37 AM
A Tulsa man was arrested Tuesday on an accusation that he used a stun gun to discipline a 5-year-old boy he was baby-sitting.
Phillip Hudson Jr., 24, is charged in Tulsa County District Court on three counts of child abuse by injury.
Prosecutors allege that Hudson injured the child with a stun gun at a residence in the 1900 block of Southwest Boulevard sometime between Feb. 19 and last Thursday.
Police were contacted Thursday after the boy complained to a teacher at Eugene Field Elementary School that his arm and shoulder were hurting after being struck with a wooden board, Cpl. Greg Smith said.
In interviews with Department of Human Services social workers and police, the boy said Hudson hit him with the board on the shoulder and elbow and shocked him with a stun gun for failing to do his homework.
A medical examination revealed that the boy had 15 to 20 burn marks all over his body, Smith said.
Police said Hudson is a neighbor and ex-boyfriend of the boy’s mother. Smith said Hudson had been baby-sitting the child while the woman was at work.
Hudson told detectives that he used the stun gun because spanking the boy could have left bruises on his body, police allege.
“This is a little unique,” Smith said about the suspected abuse. “You’ve got a stun gun here. I’m sure it inflicted a lot of pain.”
Hudson is in the Tulsa Jail with bail set at $300,000.
Phillip Hudson Jr.