Surprise PD: Man punches 9-year-old in the face

Posted at 5:52 PM, Dec 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-11 19:52:59-05

A 9-year-old boy was seriously injured after a 36-year-old man hit the child in the face. 

According to the Surprise Police Department, around 5:40 p.m. on December 9th Jason Overholts assaulted a boy by punching the child in the face with a closed fist. 

The incident happened near Cactus and Reems roads. The boy suffered serious injuries to his cheekbones and also lost several teeth as a result of the physical altercation.  

Overholts, a resident of Surprise, was booked into the 4th Avenue Jail and is facing two counts of aggravated assault and one count of disorderly conduct. 

No other information is currently available.