Bench warrant issued for man wanted on child abuse charges

According to the Charlevoix County Prosecutor, Steven Cronk, 27, of Boyne City, failed to appear for his final pre-trial conference.

Thanks to tips, Steven Cronk was found and arrested Thursday evening.

He will be arraigned Friday in Charlevoix County.

A bench warrant was issued for the Boyne City man accused of child abuse after he failed to appear fir gus final pre-trial conference.

Cronk is charged with second degree child abuse, which carries a maximum penalty of ten years in prison. He previously waived his preliminary exam, so his trial is scheduled for February 5.

According to the prosecutor, Cronk is accused of shaking a three-month-old baby, causing serious physical harm.