Kirksville Man Charged with Child Abuse

A Kirksville man is facing a child abuse charge.

31-year-old Jeremy Wilson was arrested Saturday after witnesses told police that he grabbed a 6-year-old girl by the neck and rubbed her face into the carpet. He reportedly told the victim that if she was going to act like an animal, then he was going to treat her like a dog. The girl told police that she couldn’t breathe during the incident. Wilson has been charged with abuse or neglect of a child, and has preliminary hearing next week.