published Monday, September 10th, 2012

Man charged with abusing 8-year-old sought

Crime Stoppers is trying to locate Dathan Lamont "Dookie Butt" Mitchell on a number of warrants, including one charging him with abusing an 8-year-old.

According to Chattanooga police, Mitchell is wanted on charges of criminal trespass, failure to appear and aggravated child abuse.

The child abuse warrant concerns an incident in which police said Mitchell got upset when the child would not sit down at a table to eat.

The police news release said he grabbed the child and hot food spilled on the youngster's face, causing second-degree burns.

Mitchell, 25, is 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs 150 pounds. His last known address is 2223 E. 19th St. in Chattanooga.

Anyone with information leading to his arrest could be eligible for a confidential cash reward up to $1,000. Call 423-698-3333.

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