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Man charged with harming two children

February 29, 2012

A Big Spring man was arrested and charged with two counts of injury Tuesday evening after allegedly assaulting two children, according to officials with the Big Spring Police Department.

Ray Martinez Alvarado, 34, of 1500 Lincoln Ave., was arrested on charges of injury to a child with intent to cause bodily injury (two counts) after police officials say he physically assaulted the children, who are members of his household.

According to Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer for the BSPD, Alvarado was arrested at his home after officers were dispatched to the scene at approximately 8:45 p.m. Tuesday.

“The police department will not release any information regarding the victims other than they are part of the same household,” Everett said. “Child Protective Services has been notified and is actively involved, however, I can not confirm at this time if the children have been removed from the home.”

Everett was unable to comment on the extent of injury to either child involved in the alleged assault. According to BSPD records, an ambulance was dispatched to the scene of the incident, however, Big Spring Fire Department and EMS logs show no record of anyone being transported from the scene.

Alvarado was later booked into the Howard County Detention Center, where he was awaiting arraignment this morning at press time.

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