A Hopkinsville woman was arrested on a warrant at around 5:20 p.m. Thursday while at a home on North Iris Drive for her reported involvement in alleged child abuse, according to a Hopkinsville Police Department report.

The warrant states that Jessica L. Maddux, 25, Hopkinsville, allegedly committed child abuse against two children aged five and six by striking them with a wooden spoon.

On July 14, Department for Community Based Services reportedly investigated a report of abuse involving the two children after they were found to have bruising on the backs of their legs and butts, according to the report.

Maddux allegedly admitted to a social worker that the two children had gotten “whoopings” with a wooden spoon on that day and the day prior, the report said.

Photographs were taken during the investigation and allegedly showed severe bruising on each child’s butt and the backs of their legs, the report added.

Maddux is charged with two counts of first-degree criminal abuse of a child under the age of 12.

In other reports:

Christopher S. Northcutt, 45, Walton, was arrested on a Graves County warrant at around 5:45 p.m. Thursday while at the 4800 block of Fort Campbell Boulevard on a single charge of first-degree criminal mischief after he was allegedly observed on video smashing a can of beans and smearing the beans on an ATM screen at a C-Plant Credit Union in Graves County, causing $2,000 worth of damage, according to an HPD report. Northcutt also allegedly smeared the beans on a cash drawer connected to the building and on some of the building’s windows, the report added.

The following information was obtained through police, police reports or the Christian County Jail. Readers are reminded that a charge is only an accusation and everyone is entitled to the presumption of innocence until proven guilty in a court of law

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