A Decatur man faces child abuse charges after a confrontation about grades.
Decatur police say a 12-year-old was hit and choked by his mother's fiance.
30-year-old Ricardo Moody is charged with willful abuse of a child under the age of 18.
Police say the child's mother asked Moody to discipline her son for poor grades on a progress report. We've learned that the verbal altercation turned physical.