James Skiles arrested in Chattanooga child abuse case

James Skiles arrested in Chattanooga child abuse case

November 12th, 2011 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

Chattanooga police arrested James Skiles, 34, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 at an undisclosed location near Hermitage Road in Red Bank. Police had warrants for three counts of aggravated child abuse and one count of child abuse.

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A Chattanooga man wanted by police on charges of beating four children has been arrested, police spokeswoman Jerri Weary said in a news release.

Chattanooga police arrested James Skiles, 34, earlier this evening at an undisclosed location near Hermitage Road in Red Bank. Police had warrants for three counts of aggravated child abuse and one count of child abuse.

Skiles was suspected of beating 2-year-old twins, a 7-year-old and a 10-year-old at 4905 Jeffrey Lane, Weary said.

The children's siblings ran to a neighbor's house and called police after Skiles started beating them because they disobeyed him, Weary said.

When emergency personnel arrived, they found four children suffering from blunt force trauma to their whole bodies, Weary said. One child is believed to have broken a leg and two children were hospitalized.

Skiles also has been charged on six other warrants for burglary and child support. He is in the Hamilton County Jail tonight.