KINGMAN - Bond has been set at $2,500 for a 26-year-old man accused of abusing a 15-month-old baby.
Miguel Angel Nunez has also been ordered to be screened for pretrial services through Mohave County. A co-defendant in the case, 19-year-old Valerie Monique Tamayo, was released after she underwent the same screening.
Nunez and Tamayo are charged with child abuse. According to court files, Nunez spanked the baby and left significant bruising on his buttocks.
Nunez also allegedly put the baby in a box and into a closet while the boy was crying because he was teething.
Tamayo, the mother of the baby, allegedly knew about the abuse and didn't do anything about it.
The pair left the baby with Nunez's sister to go to a party. The sister then saw the bruising and reported the abuse to police.
Police also say that during a separate incident, Nunez was at a local store recently and left the baby alone in the car after it got too hot in the vehicle.
The baby, and his sister, whose age is undisclosed, were released to the custody of their grandparents.