Branch Co. man who bit son’s neck enters plea

Southwest Michigan
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COLDWATER, Mich. (WOOD) — A Batavia Township man who admitted to authorities he bit his son‘s neck for taking a vape pipe is scheduled to be sentenced this summer.

Last week, Jeremy Cook pleaded no contest to fourth-degree child abuse. He was arraigned in March after authorities were sent to a Branch County home because a child had a prevalent bite mark on his neck, according to court records.

Cook initially claimed he accidentally bit his son because the child twitched when they were playing a “vampire” game. He later admitted to intentionally biting his son to discipline him for taking his vape pipe, court records show.

A sentencing hearing for Cook has been set for May.

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