Preliminary hearing set for man accused of chaining-up child

Sammie Lee Hodges, 29, arrested June 10, 2014 on 4 counts of class A misdemeanor child abuse.

LOGAN — A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for a 29-year-old man accused of chaining his six-year-old son to a bed frame.

Sammie Lee Hodges appeared in 1st District Court, Monday morning. He was arrested June 10 and charged with four counts of child abuse, all class A misdemeanors.

At the time of Hodges arrest, Logan City Police Chief Gary Jensen said his department received an anonymous child abuse report for a home at 825 North 1400 East. The complainant stated the boy was being chained-up while his father was at work.

Jensen said when police searched the home they found the boy chained-up in a bedroom.

The child was taken into custody by Department of Child and Family Services.

Court records show a preliminary hearing for Hodges was scheduled for July 29. During that hearing, prosecutors will present their case and a judge will determine if there is substantial evidence for Hodges to stand trial.

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