A Sheridan County Sheriff’s deputy is facing two felony charges that could result in up to six years in prison if he is convicted.
Deputy Chris Henry has been charged with intentional child abuse and felony strangulation from an incident Tuesday.
The complaint says the 39 year old Henry knowingly or intentionally caused or permitted a minor child to be cruelly punished. The complaint also says he knowingly or intentionally impeded the normal breathing or circulation of blood by applying pressure on the throat of the minor.
The victim was taken to a local hospital and appears to be in good health.
Henry is being lodged in the Scotts Bluff County Jail.