Police were called to the Bellaire Aquatics Center July 16 regarding reports of a man hitting a boy. Police discovered that the boy was the man’s 11-year-old son, and the father was allegedly hitting him on the face and legs with a set of keys on a key ring.
Several lifeguards witnessed the incident. The District Attorney’s Office refused assault charges, but the man was arrested for public intoxication and Class C assault. The case was referred to Child Protective Services.