JASPER – A Loogootee man was arrested after he allegedly choked, slapped, and dragged a child out of the McAlister’s Deli in Jasper Saturday afternoon.
The victim and suspect had already left by the time officers arrived. Police said the suspect was found at his home in Loogootee after authorities pinged his cell phone.
Police said surveillance video from McAlister’s Deli showed 61-year-old Clinton Burgess, 61, choked and slapped the victim. Police said Burgess dragged the child by their arm out of the store.
After being interviewed at the Jasper Police Department, Burgess was arrested.
The victim and their sibling were removed from his custody by child services.