A former Bowling Green man awaiting sentencing for child endangering has been indicted for felonious assault.
A Wood County grand jury on Nov. 16 indicted Jeremy Wayne Mull, 36, of Bryan, for felonious assault, a second-degree felony.
On Oct. 26, he allegedly caused senior physical harm to another man.
Mull has been classified as a repeat violent offender and is currently in jail.
He had pleaded guilty in October to two counts of endangering children and one count domestic violence.
On June 30, 2021, a woman he lived with reported that Mull had assaulted her.
On Aug. 3, 2021, he struck an 8-year-old boy with a closed fist to the head, neck, chest, arms and legs.
“(The child) suffered serious physical harm,” Wood County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Dex Phillips said at the plea hearing. “His eyes were black and blue and completely swollen shut. … (He) had difficulty breathing from his nose due to the trauma to his face.”
The child had additional bruises and cuts to his face in addition to human bite marks on his arms and shoulders, Phillips said.
These injuries caused temporary and serious disfigurement and incapacity, he said.
For four days after the assault, Mull did not seek medical care for the boy, which caused the threat of sepsis due to the open wounds, nor did he supply a change to his bloody clothes, Phillips said.
On Aug. 7, the woman’s mother walked into the Bowling Green Police Division to report concern over the welfare of her grandson.
While she was talking to officers, her daughter and grandson walked into the police department.
The boy was rushed to Toledo Hospital for emergency medical treatment, Phillips said.
Mull will be sentenced in December for these charges, at which time a felonious assault charge will be dismissed.