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Dickinson man to face jury in child abuse case

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A Dickinson man charged with felony child abuse or neglect will head to trial in October.

A pretrial conference was Tuesday at the Stark County Courthouse, where Demetrius Gant, 27, was not present.

According to the criminal complaint filed with the Southwest District Court, Gant allegedly shook a 4-month-old child on or about Aug. 21. The child was unconscious and found by medical professionals to have bleeding in the brain and blood behind the eyes.

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