Carbondale Man Charged in Alleged Beating of 8-Month-Old Child

Murphysboro – A Carbondale man is being charged with aggravated battery to a child after he allegedly beat up and 8-month-old Child last week. According to a release from the Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office, 22-year-old Tyler Mifflin was arrested on April 24th. He stands accused of beating the child and causing injuries around the child’s head and face. The child was hospitalized in a St. Louis area hospital and is recovering. Mifflin is being held at the Jackson Co. Jail on 100,000 bond. A preliminary hearing date has been set for May 21st. Mifflin faces up to 5-years behind bars.