Jamial Bayly, 40, was being held on $30,000 bond without 10 percent, WTOV-TV, Steubenville, Ohio reported.
Bayly was arrested and initially charged with child endangerment Sunday after police were called to the Cambridge home on a well-being check of the child, the Zanesville Times Recorder reported. The charge was upgraded at his arraignment Thursday.
Deputies Sunday allegedly discovered the child had been put in the turned-on dryer as a form of punishment, but found no visible injuries to the boy.
A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for Monday.
Bayly was convicted of domestic violence in 1999 for assaulting a 5-year-old family member.