Local Man Charged After Child Choked, Slapped

David Boykin (Jail photo)
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KILLEEN (January 19, 2014) David Boykin, 31, of Killeen, was in the Bell County Jail Sunday charged with injury to a child after a 7-year-old boy told authorities that a man choked and slapped him.

An arrest affidavit says the incident happened on a bus while the boy was en route to school, but no other details were provided.

Officers sent to West Ward Elementary in response to the incident reported that they saw scratches and swelling on the boy’s face.

Boykin was ordered held in lieu of $50,000 bond.