On Wednesday, June 28, 2017 Tullahoma Police Investigator Harry Conway charged Charles Eugene Anderson, 32, of North 10th Avenue, Decherd, in connection with the death of a 4-year-old boy.
The arrest warrant alleges that the boy had numerous injuries to his body.
An autopsy in being performed at Tennessee State Medical Examiner's Office in Nashville to learn the cause of death.
According to the arrest warrant, Anderson was watching the child for the mother who was out of town. District Attorney Craig Northcott says the woman has now returned to the area.
Anderson was transferred from the Coffee County Jail Wednesday to the Franklin County Jail in Winchester for security reasons.
Bond is set at $575,000 and Anderson will be in court on July 6.
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In nearby Tullahoma, Police Investigator Harry Conway has charged Charles Eugene Anderson, 32, of Decherd, Tennessee with criminal homicide in connection with the death of a 4-year-old boy.
Officials with Tullahoma police said officers were called to the Tennova Harton Emergency Room at 6 a.m. Wednesday (6/28/17) after a 4-year-old died.
In addition to the criminal homicide charge, Anderson also faces charges of failure to report, aggravated child abuse (Hailey's Law) and unlawful carrying/possession of a weapon.
Anderson was booked at the Coffee County jail under a bond of $575,000 and his first court appearance on July 16.
The investigation is continuing and other charges are possible.
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