BY LEANN DILBECK –
Gregory S. Pruitt, age 29 of Wickes, Ark., has been charged with Battery – 1st Degree, a Class Y Felony, for the alleged beating of 2 yr. old Greg Stanga on October 20. Stanga lived with his mother in the residence where Pruitt also resided.
Stanga was transported to Mena Regional Health System but later airlifted to Arkansas Children’s Hospital where he remains. Family members say his condition has improved at this time, as medical personnel were able to remove him from the ventilator.
A benefit bake sale and softball tournament is planned for Saturday, November 8. For more information on either of those benefits, please call Britany Eaton 479-216-2302 or Brittney Vespie 479-216-1035.
If found guilty of the Class Y Felony, Pruitt could face a minimum sentence of 10 years. Gregory S. Pruitt is to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.