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      Harlingen father jailed for biting, beating 5-month-old son

      Yonder Leiva Izquierdo (Harlignen Police Department Photo)

      A Harlingen father is behind bars after he allegedly bit and beat his 5-month-old son.

      Harlingen police arrested 24-year-old Yonder Leiva Izquierdo on a child abuse charge on Monday.

      Investigators told Action 4 News that the incident originally happened at the Bonita Park Housing Project off Rangerville Road back on February 2nd.

      A Child Protective Services caseworker called police after noticing bruises and marks on the boy TMs legs and cheeks.

      The 5-month-old boy was taken to the Valley Baptist Medical Center where doctors noted bite marks, bruises and abrasions on the boy TMs legs, thighs and cheeks.

      Police interviewed Izquierdo on Monday and arrested him on a third-degree felony injury to a child charge.

      Izquierdo appeared before a Harlingen municipal judge on Tuesday morning where he was issued a $40,000 dollar bond.