On 03/16/18 Douglas County Deputies received a report of a child abuse incident in Rock Island.
The child’s mother reported her children had been staying at a separate residence with their father. She received a call that the children’s father was hitting them and that she needed to pick them up.
She found two of her sons, 6 and 8 yoa, had bruises on their face and back.
Detectives identified the father as 37 year old John W. Strickland of Rock Island. He was located and arrested without incident on 03/21/18.
Strickland was booked at the Chelan County Jail for two counts of Assault of a Child 3rd degree. A search warrant for the suspect’s trailer was obtained and evidence was seized.