HOUSTON -

A man is accused of using a cigarette to burn a 13-year-old boy.

Dexter Barton, 18, is charged with injury to a child.

According to the Harris County Sheriff's Office, Barton got into an altercation with the victim, who is his stepbrother.  Investigators say Barton burned the boy with a cigarette several times and used his fists to hit him.

When officers arrived to arrest Barton, they say he tried to escape, but he was eventually detained.

 Barton is being held in the Harris County Jail on a $5,000 bond.