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By Stephanie Thompson
People Editor 

Man pleads innocent to abuse charges

 


A man accused of slapping his five-month-old baby in the face pleaded not guilty to five felony charges.

Dustin Tankersley of Green River appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Richard Lavery at an arraignment to four counts of child abuse and one count of aggravated child abuse.

If found guilty of all five charges, Tankersley could face a maximum sentence of 55 years in prison and a maximum fine $50,000. A jury trail has been scheduled to take place Jan. 11, 2016, at 9 a.m.

According to court documents, on Aug. 26, 2015, a Green River Police officer detective responded to a call fro...



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