Police charged Kent Lower of North Platte with assault Wednesday, after he allegedly hit a boy in the face the night before.
Police investigated a report of the March 19 assault in the 700 block of West Walker, Police Spokesman Rodney Brown said.
The complainant told the officer that Lower hit a juvenile male in the face following an argument, Brown said.
Lower, 48, was charged with felony child abuse and jailed. Bond was set Thursday at $10,000.