Tennessee man severely beats girlfriend's son, 3, for eating last piece of cheesecake, mom says Anthony Gulledge allegedly grabbed the unnamed woman’s son by the ankles, whipped him, and caused a broken femur bone and vertebrae. He is being held on $210,000 bond and the boy is listed in critical condition. BY Lee Moran NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 7:33 AM Anthony Gulledge allegedly beat a 3-year-old boy for eating the last piece of cheesecake. A Tennessee toddler is in critical condition after his mom's boyfriend savagely beat him for eating the last slice of cheesecake, police said. Anthony Gulledge allegedly freaked out after returning to his Memphis home Saturday night to find that the sweet treat had gone missing from the refrigerator, reports WREG. He is accused of dragging the 3-year-old tot out of his bedroom by his ankles. Cops claim the man then violently whipped the infant until he broke a femur bone in his leg and dislocated a vertebrae. WREG Cops say Gulledge beat his girlfriend’s 3-year-old son at this home. He is being held on $210,000 bond. The youngster's mom, who has not been named, claims that her partner attacked her little boy on two separate occasions. She called police to report the alleged vicious assault the following morning. The boy, whose body was said to be covered in bruises, was taken to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital. He remains in critical condition. Gulledge was arrested and charged with aggravated child abuse, neglect and domestic assault. He denies the allegations, but remains held in Shelby County Jail on $210,000 bond.