published Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Police: Chattanooga man beats boy with Tiki torch

A man was arrested for domestic assault after he beat his girlfriend's 7-year-old son with a Tiki torch.

Police responded to a call about 6 p.m. of a man beating a child with a stick. When officers arrived they located the boy and found that the child had bruises on his back, bottom and chest, according to a news release.

James Cooper, 28, told police that he was disciplining the boy for doing something wrong. According to the release, Cooper admitted to police that he spanked the child but didn’t believe he left any bruises.

Cooper was arrested and the child was left in the care of his mother but police said Child Protective Services and investigators with the department will conduct a follow-up investigation.

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joetheplumber said...

"Man Please"! You left the boy with his Mother? What where you thinking? You were not... Whos idea was that? Lets see, who could protect this young man the best now that he has been beaten like a dirty rug, I got it, lets hand him over to the same person that moved the guy in that did the beating! Are you blind or just stupid? "Mama said, stupid is what stupid does" - and guess what you just did (you proved that mama is always right). Now get off your butt and go get the boy. Maybe someone could beat some sense into you with that tourch - neither you nor the Tiki tourch has a very bright flame. It is a shame to think that you get paid to make decissions if this is the kind of decission you make. Hey Mayor - I think I found a place where we could cut money out of the budget and never miss it...

July 28, 2011 at 12:02 a.m.
Johnnyhurst said...

Guy needs his ass beat with three tiki torches. Where would you put the kid Joe, Chambliss Shelter? Then what, can he come to your house? We all wanna read about how the cops stopped this child abuser and thus kid gets to go to a safe place where he lives happily ever after, but it just doesnt happen like that.

July 28, 2011 at 6:15 a.m.
gmomma said...

Why does the report not identify the address where this took place? All the other crimes have addresses attached to the story. A gun, a knife or just some fists and the news reporters and police usually give an address. (????????) What you want to bet the mother will allow this abuser back into her home to do it again, or worse!

July 28, 2011 at 9:34 a.m.
HannaBeckman said...

gmomma, The complete information on this, and any breaking news from Chattanooga, can be found at www.chattanoogan.com not this crap self censured newspaper site.

July 28, 2011 at 1:47 p.m.
susan02780 said...

MY NAME IS SUSAN MEDEIROS AND I AM THE GRANDMOTHER OF THE BOY THAT WAS BEAT UP BY A TIKI TORCH. I LOVE MY GRANDSON AND I WANT HIM TO COME BACK AND LIVE WITH ME IN MASSACHUSETTS. MY STUPID DAUGHTER LEFT MASS LAST YEAR ON JULY 5, MY GRANDSON ALWAYS STAYED WITH ME HE EVENS CALLS ME MOM. I HAD HIM EVER SINCE THE DAY HE WAS BORN. EVERY WAY I WENT EVERYONE THOUGH HE WAS MY SON. I DON'T KNOW WHY MY DAUGHTER MOVED DOWN THERE. HER BOYFRIEND USE TO ALWAYS HIT HER. I TOLD HER TO LEAVE HIM AND EVERY-TIME THAT SHE KICK HIM OUT HE WAS RIGHT BACK THE NEXT DAY. THE TAUNTON COURT EVEN PUT A RESTRAINER ORDER ON HIM BUT SHE LET HIM BACK INTO THE HOUSE, SHE DIDN'T EVEN CARE. I WAS WORRIED ABOUT HER BUT SHE WOULD NOT LISTEN. I ALWAYS HAD MY GRANDSON SO I NEW HE WASN'T IN ANY DANGER. SHE GOT A JOB WHERE I WORK BUT SHE LOST IT BECAUSE HE BOYFRIEND WAS DOING DRUGS, CRACK AND SHE HAD TO KEEP ON LEAVING WORK EARLIER BECAUSE OF HIM. HE IS NO GOOD. I DON'T KNOW WHY THEY LET MY GRANDSON STAY WITH HER BECAUSE SHE WILL LET HIM RIGHT BACK IN THE HOUSE. HE HAS BEEN ARREST IN TAUTON OVER 3 TIMES FOR HITTING HER AND ARRESTED IN FALL RIVER WHERE SHE MOVED TO WENT SHE LEFT TAUNTON FOR HITTING AND BREAKING HER DOOR DOWN. MY LIFE HAS BEEN A MESS SINCE JULY 5 FOR LAST YEAR. THAT DAY MY GRANDSON DID NOT WANT TO GO WITH HER, BUT HE NEVER DID WANT TO GO WITH HER HE ALWAYS CRIED, BUT SHE NEVER HAD HIM MUCH. SHE SAID THAT SHE WAS BRINGING HIM TO COOK OUT AT A FRIENDS AND HE WOULD BE BACK ON FRIDAY. FRIDAY CAME I CALLED AND CALLED AND SHE NEVER ANSWERED SO I RODE DOWN TO FALL RIVER AND SHE SOLD ALL WHAT SHE HAD THAT WAS WORTH ANYTHING AND LEFT. SHE TOLD ME THAT SHE WAS GOING TO LEAVE WITH HER FRIEND IN RHODE ISLAND, BUT THAT WAS A LIE,I FINALLY GOT THE TRUTH OUR HER FRIEND THAT SHE MOVED TO TN. I CRIED OR WEEKS, MONTHS. I AM STILL CRYING. I NEVER GOT ANY GRANDPARENTS RIGHTS BUT I CALLED THE POLICE STATION AND I DID GET THE NUMBER OF CHILD SERVICES TO CALL THEM TO SEE WHAT I HAVE TO DO TO GET MY GRANDSON BACK WITH ME. IF ANY CAN HELP ME AND LET ME KNOW IF THERE IS ANY ONE THAT I CAN WRITE. AS SOON AS IT IS 8:00 A.M. I AM CALL THE CHILD SERVICES. I WILL TRAVEL TO GET MY GRANDSON BACK. IF I HAD IT MY WAY WOULD JUST GO UP THERE AND TAKE HIM WHEN HE IS OUTSIDE, BUT EVERYONE IS SAYING TO DO IT RIGHT AND COURT THROUGH THE COURT. I KNOW ITS GOING TO BE A LONG PROCESS BUT I NEED HIM OUT OF THERE SOON. MY EMAIL ADDRESS IS CALMBREEZE02780@YAHOO.COM

August 2, 2011 at 7:50 a.m.
dao1980 said...

Weird yo..

August 2, 2011 at 8:16 a.m.
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