Havre man charged with child abuse
A Havre man is in the Hill County jail on pending charges that he abused a minor after a day of drinking at a barbecue.
William B. Lavenger Jr., born in 1977, pleaded not guilty in state District Court in Havre to a felony charge of assault on a minor stemming from accusations he was punching a small child on the back. He is scheduled for an omnibus hearing May 28.
According to the charging documents, a woman and a child protective services caseworker contacted the Havre Police Department April 29 to report a child abuse issue.
The woman reported that she and the defendant and her childr...
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