Fulton man charged in child abuse investigation
CALLAWAY COUNTY — The Callaway County Prosecuting Attorney charged a Fulton man Saturday with felony child abuse and tampering with a victim or witness.
Deputies said they arrested 40-year-old Michael Scofield Friday, as a result of an investigation conducted by the Callaway County Sheriff's Department and the State of Missouri Children’s Division.
The investigation involved physical abuse of a child at a home near Fulton, deputies said. The child was taken to the hospital where they were treated and released for their injuries, according to authorities.
Deputies said the investigation also involved other children being threatened to not tell authorities about the abuse.