Police seek York City man accused of brutally attacking 8-year-old boy

Liz Evans Scolforo
York Dispatch

Police are asking for the public's help to find a York City man accused of assaulting two children — one of them his own daughter, according to police.

An 8-year-old boy required hospital treatment for his injuries, York City Police said.

Jamal Arsenio Cullars, 32, is wanted on felony charges of aggravated assault, strangulation and child endangerment as well as a misdemeanor version of child endangerment and simple assault, according to court records.

He is accused of attacking his girlfriend's 8-year-old son and hitting his 14-year-old daughter during a domestic dispute in their shared home, police said.

Jamal Arsenio Cullars

Police said it happened about 6 p.m. Thursday in the 500 block of Walnut Street.

Cullars choked the 8-year-old boy, picked him up off the ground by his neck and violently threw him against a wall, according to charging documents filed by Officer Kathleen Nice.

Cullars then "stomped" and kicked the boy in the head and threw him violently again, causing the boy's head to hit a plastic dog crate and break it, documents state.

As he was leaving the home, Cullars slapped his daughter in the face, documents allege.

The boy suffered numerous cuts and bruises all over his body, as well as a footprint on his face and marks on his neck from being choked, according to charging documents.

He was taken to York Hospital to be treated, police said.

Anyone with information on Cullars' whereabouts is urged to submit a tip through the CrimeWatch app or by going to yorkcitypolice.com, or by emailing Officer Nice at knice@yorkcity.org.

People can call in tips to York County Crime Stoppers at 717-755-TIPS.

Tipsters can always be anonymous, police said.

— Reach senior crime reporter Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @LizScolforoYD.

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