CHIPLEY — A Chipley man was arrested on a child abuse allegation after suspicious bruising on a child was reported.

Officers with Chipley Police Department responded May 14 when a complainant reported observing the bruises believed to be caused by the child’s father. Police worked with the Department of Children and Families to investigate the claim and obtained a warrant for 25-year-old Justin Andrew Rodriguez of Chipley.

Rodriguez was booked into Washington County Jail and charged with one third degree felony count of child abuse.