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Local man charged with child abuse
Ring accused of mistreating toddler
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A Smithville man has been indicted by the grand jury and charged with child abuse. "On or about December 18, Ring intentionally and knowingly did, other than by accidental means, treat a fifteen month old child, in such a manner as to inflict injury, constituting the offense of child abuse." alleges the sealed indictment against Kenneth Brian Ring, 26.Detective Matt Holmes of the Smithville Police Department presented the case to the April term of the grand jury.Ring's bond is set at $25,000. He will be in court on May 20.Also charged under a sealed indictment is 25-year-old Matthew Allen Gilles.