Andalusia father charged with aggravated child abuse
ANDALUSIA, Ala. (AP) - An Andalusia man is being held on $2 million bail after being charged with using a steam iron and bamboo walking cane to abuse his child.
Lt. Paul Dean says 48-year-old Jerry Cowan is jailed on charges of first-degree domestic violence and aggravated child abuse.
Dean says the child's injuries indicated that numerous items were used.
A drug agent says Cowan also faces charges of chemical endangerment of a child, second-degree possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.