A 35-year-old Lilac Street man was charged with assault, weapons possession and child endangerment after he allegedly struck a 6-year-old boy on the back with a heavy leather belt after the boy had an altercation with the suspect’s own child at Pembina and Boone streets at about 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Chad W. Gibson was accused of causing the young victim substantial pain and swelling and bruising of his back. The suspect was arrested an hour after the alleged street incident.