A Paris man was arrested Tuesday at a business on Mineral Wells Avenue on charges of sexual battery and rape of a child.

Jeffrey Montrel Wilson, 30, of 3710 Hwy. 77 south of Paris, Lot 7, was arrested at 5:58 p.m. by Special Deputy U.S. Marshal Joseph Frye.

According to an arrest report from Frye, Wilson is charged with aggravated sexual battery and rape of a child. Where and when the alleged crimes took place was not included in the report.

Wilson will be due Monday in Henry County Circuit Court. His bond was set at $50,000.

In an unrelated incident, a woman was arrested and warrants were filed against her husband for child abuse charges.

Chaslyn I. Patton, 20, of 3703 Hwy.79 northeast of Paris, Lot 4, was arrested at 12:32 a.m. Wednesday by Henry County Sheriff’s Deputy William Whitaker.

Whitaker reported that he had responded to Patton’s address to respond to a domestic abuse report. 

While Whitaker was on his way to the scene, a 911 dispatcher told him that medical services were also en route because of reported child abuse.

When Whitaker arrived, he spoke with Patton, who said that Deshar Patton got angry with her in a relationship dispute and became physical with her.

She said Deshar Patton had punched her in the chest multiple times and then began choking her.

She told Whitaker that he then picked up a baby in the home and started squeezing and shaking the baby, saying he was going to kill it.

Chaslyn Patton said she took the baby from Deshar Patton and called 911.

While Whitaker was speaking with Chaslyn Patton, Deshar Patton called her and told her not to press charges on him.

After the phone call, she refused to give any more details or to make a written statement.

Whitaker said he called Assistant District Attorney Rebecca Griffey, who told him he could charge Chaslyn Patton with aggravated child abuse and neglect.

Whitaker made a report with the Department of Children’s Services and went back to arrest Patton.

Chaslyn Patton was charged with aggravated child abuse and neglect. 

She is scheduled to appear today in Henry County General Sessions Court. Her bond was set at $75,000.

Warrants were filed for Deshar Patton for aggravated child abuse and neglect, two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of domestic assault and coercion of a witness.

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