Child Abuse Charges Filed Against Ridgeway Man

HARRISON COUNTY, MISSOUR- A Ridgeway resident is incarcerated on charges of child abuse alleged to have taken place last week.

Authorities say 40-year old Michael Banister is charged with punching a 14-year old male multiple times and attempting to choke him at his residence in Ridgeway. A probable cause affidavit filed by the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office says the officer investigating the incident observed redness and swelling on the juveniles face.

Banister is in the Harrison County Jail, bond is set at $25,000.