A man accused of physically abusing his stepchildren was in Monongalia County Magistrate court Monday.
James Tyler, 28, has been charged with Child abuse resulting in injury.
Westover Police have been investigating the matter with help from Child Protective Services.
An officer who testified during Monday's hearing said Tyler slammed a girl into a fence and has also hit his stepchildren.
Tyler's case will now go to circuit court and be heard by a grand jury. He is currently being held in the North Central Regional Jail with bail set at $25,000.