MILLERSBURG — The Millersburg man who allegedly held his 4-year-old son’s hand to a wood burning stove entered a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity Thursday in Holmes County Common Pleas Court.

Jacob Miller will now have to undergo psychiatric evaluation before court proceedings can move forward.

Miller was charged with fourth-degree felony domestic violence in February.

He allegedly told Holmes County sheriff’s deputies that he held his son’s hand to the top of the stove, then moved the boy’s hands lower on the stove after deciding the first section wasn’t hot enough, according to prosecuting attorney Matt Muzic. The child suffered second- and third-degree burns.

Miller’s next court appearance will be scheduled after the court receives the results of his evaluation, which will take place in the coming weeks. He is represented by defense attorney Jeffery Kellogg.

 

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