Bozeman man charged with assaulting 5-year-old stepson

GALLATIN COUNTY

POSTED: 6:12 PM Nov 26 2012   UPDATED: 6:19 PM Nov 26 2012
Mark Hutchison
BOZEMAN, Mont. -

A Bozeman man is behind bars after police say he assaulted his 5-year-old stepson.

39-year-old Mark Hutchison appeared in Justice Court Monday morning.

According to court documents, Hutchison's stepson was screaming at the family's home Sunday night.

Investigators said Hutchison covered the boy's mouth and carried him by his head, out of his bedroom and down the stairs. The young boy said Hutchison made it hard for him to breathe and hurt his neck.

In court, lawyers told the judge this is the second time Hutchison's been charged with assaulting his stepson.

Hutchison's bail is set at $15,000.