published Friday, March 7th, 2014

Couple arrested after reporting baby choked to death on coin

POLK COUNTY, TN — Last summer, Polk County paramedics arrived at a Copperhill residence for a 9-1-1 assistance call, the complainant stating that a child was choking to death on a coin.

Today the child's mother and her boyfriend are jailed, on felony murder and aggravated child abuse charges in connection to that fateful night.

"This was in July of last year, and the investigation has been ongoing since then, and now a Grand Jury has returned indictments in the death of Tiffany Smith's 8-month-old daughter," says Polk Sheriff's Detective Keith Barker.

The case has had so many in this small town talking, and wondering, what exactly happened. "I hate to see any parents put down but if they did it because of drugs, I have no tolerance for drugs," says Polk native Chris Maddox.

Read more at WRCB.

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