Police: Midstate man seen abusing 17-month-old son on baby monitor

Written by Kaitlin Greenockle/The Hanover Evening Sun | Jun 26, 2018 10:15 AM

Jason Lee Hartlaub (Photo: Submitted)

(Gettysburg) -- An Adams County man was charged on June 22 after police said he allegedly assaulted his 17-month-old son for feeding treats to the family dog. 

In a video taken by a baby monitor, Jason Lee Hartlaub, 37, was seen grabbing the boy by his right arm and spanking him three times with an open palm on June 21, according to an affidavit filed with District Judge Mark Beauchat.

He then continued to violently lift the boy into the air by his right forearm.

Hartlaub is also seen carrying the boy across the living room and throwing him to the floor, the affidavit states.

The boy's head, neck and spine hit the armrest of the couch.

Hartlaub was allegedly upset with the boy for feeding the family dog treats, police said in the affidavit.

The Butler Township man was charged with criminal attempt aggravated assault, endangering the welfare of children and recklessly endangering another person, according to online court documents.

Hartlaub was taken to Adams County Prison in lieu of $100,000 bail and has a preliminary hearing scheduled for July 3, documents state.

His attorney information is not yet listed. 

This story comes to us through a partnership between WITF and The Hanover Evening Sun

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