Toddler allegedly assaulted by step-father

TEXARKANA, ARK (KSLA) – An Ark-La-Tex toddler is in recovery after allegedly being assaulted by his step-father.

The 15 month old's family members originally told investigators that the child injured his head while playing at a park in Texarkana, Arkansas.

After investigators spoke with Brock Jernigan, they determined he physically assaulted the child.

The toddler is now at the Arkansas Children's hospital, we are told the child's condition has improved.

We will keep you posted with the latest on this story here at and stay tuned-in to KSLA News 12.

©2010 KSLA-TV. All rights reserved.