Gering man charged with child abuse

A 29 year old Gering man is accused of physically abusing a boy and girl in a complaint filed in Scotts Bluff County Court

Court documents say Gering Police became investigating Adam Elwess after the five year old was observed with scratch marks on his left chin and near his left eye, where it was swollen, along with a cut on his lip.

Police say the youth told them Elwess had kicked him from behind and he fell into a chair and the ground. The documents say the seven year old girl confirmed the story and she later told Police her Elwess had grabbed her by the throat and picked her off the ground.

The document says after police went to the suspect's house to question him, they also saw suspected methamphetamine and made the arrest.

Elwess is charged with two counts of felony child abuse and possession of methamphetamine and will make his first court appearance this afternoon

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