A Canton man is in the Lewis County Jail for abuse or neglect of a child.

According to Sheriff David Parrish, deputies and Canton Police responded to a disturbance at Westport Apartments outside of Canton Monday.

An investigation revealed that 21 year old Michael Manley of Canton is alleged to have physically assaulted an eight year old girl.

Manley had fled the scene, but was taken into custody a short time later.
Manley is in the Lewis County Jail on $10,000 cash only bond.