GOODYEAR, Ariz. (KSAZ) - A father in Goodyear is accused of taking drastic measures, like using a stun gun, on his young son.
According to court documents, Daryl Ingram allegedly used several several forms of physical punishment on his 11-year-old son for the past year. The documents even indicated Ingram used a stun gun to discipline his son.
The father is now charged with aggravated assault and child abuse, abuse that police said was possibly caught by the eyes of the child's bus driver.
The victim reportedly told police last week that the driver saw Ingran strike his son with a cane. When the child got on the bus, the driver asked him what happened, to which the child reportedly said his dad hit him. The child reportedly showed the driver an apparent injury on his shoulder.
DCS and Goodyear Police were notified by the alleged victim's schools, and during extensive interviews, the alleged victim told police Ingram used a stun gun on him quite often, for reasons such as not doing his homework, along with other bad behavior. Investigators also found injuries on the boy's shoulder.
When detectives caught up with Ingram at his home, he reportedly said he did not have a stun gun, but used a stun gun app on his phone instead. A stun gun, according to court documents, was found by police in Ingram's oldest son's car. Ingram, at that point, told police he did in fact use a stun gun on his son, but only as a reference to never use it.
Ingram is reportedly out on bond. FOX 10 Phoenix has gone by the family's home in Goodyear, but no one answered the door. Neighbors said Ingram was well known, and were surprised by the allegations.