UPDATE: A grand jury declined to indict Crummel on this charge. The case was disposed as of Sept. 23, 2015.
A La Porte man is facing charges for allegedly assaulting his stepson.
Jesse Crummel, 23, is charged with injury to a child under 15.
La Porte police said Crummel beat his 7-year-old stepson as discipline for not finishing chores.
"While the suspect advised he discontinued when the physical force reached a suitable limit, the Harris County District Attorney's Office accepted charges of injury to a child," the La Porte Police Department said in a statement.