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Father accused of beating 12-year-old son at motel

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COOKEVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

A South Carolina father was arrested Sunday at a Putnam County motel after police said he beat up his 12-year-old son.

Police responded to the Knight's Inn on Highway 111 South.

When they arrived, they saw the dad cursing and yelling at his son and the hotel guest who had called police.

The hotel guest told police the father, Robert Lamb, 39, had punched the child in the face, choked and threw beer bottles at the 12-year-old.

Cookeville police told the Herald Citizen newspaper that the boy was crying, had blood on his neck and red marks on his cheek.

Police said Lamb had put his son in the car, but the boy jumped out and asked the hotel guest for help.

Lamb was taken to the Putnam County Jail on $3,500 bond. The Department of Children's Services was called to care for the boy.

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