33-year-old Mykael Killian Thompson of 16th Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early Wednesday morning (October 6) for felony child abuse with serious physical injury. Thompson was taken into custody without incident at about 1:10 a.m. yesterday at his residence. He was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under a $2,500 unsecured bond. He has since been released. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today (October 7) in Newton.