Man charged with aggravated child abuse of 2-year-old
Posted By Sparta Live | January 31, 2013 12:00 am
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the White County Sheriff Department investigated a case of suspected child abuse over the weekend that resulted in a White County man being arrested for allegedly abusing a 2-year-old boy.
According to White County Sheriff Department Public Information Officer Detective Chris Isom, on Jan. 27, the department received a call that a two-year-old boy suffering from a depressed skull fracture, broken bones and numerous bruises and contusions, had been transported to the Highlands Medical Center by his mother and Andrew Clayton Parker, 25, of Sparta.
Det. Isom says that the department immediately acted to pull together every resource possible to begin investigating the suspected abuse. Det. Isom says every detective on the department, as well as the district attorney’s office, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Child Services was called to aid in the investigataion.
The child was transported to Vanderbilt Medical where he is reportedly in stable condition in the intensive care unit. Det. Isom says that as of Jan. 29, the child was expected to recover from his injuries.
According to TBI, Parker is the boyfriend of the child’s mother and they share a residence on Old Kentucky Road. The child’s mother was reportedly at work and Parker was allegedly alone with the child when the incident occurred.
Parker was booked into the White County Jail for aggravated abuse of a child under six years of age, a class A felony, and is being held on $500,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 1, 2013.