Is dad WILLIAM F. SMITH a single or custodial dad? There is ZERO MENTION of a mother in this home. And in the vast majority of "unsafe living conditions" cases, Mom will be arrested before Dad will be--unless there is NO mom. So if this is a custodial dad, how did he get custody and who gave it to him?
Paris TN: Paris TN man arrested in child abuse and neglect case
By RON PARK
P-I Staff Writer
Published: Thursday, September 22, 2011 12:24 PM CDT
A Paris man was arrested Tuesday night on charges of aggravated child abuse and neglect after investigations by the Paris Police Department and the Tennessee Department of Children Services (DCS).
William F. Smith, 35, was arrested at his home on North Market Street by Sgt. Ricky Watson with the PPD’s Criminal Investigations Division and PPD Cpl. Greg Underwood.
PPD Patrolman Jamie James went to Henry County Medical Center, where he met with a DCS representative who advised him that one of Smith’s children was being treated for injuries at the emergency room, according to James’ report.
The DCS representative also informed James that her department had received a tip about the possibility of child abuse in this case.
James noted Smith was found hiding upstairs later that night at his residence by PPD Patrolmen Jeramye Whitaker and Amber Roaten.
Seven children who were found to be living at Smith’s residence,were removed from the home because of unsafe living conditions.
Smith’s bond was set at $25,000, and he is scheduled to appear Thursday in Henry County General Sessions Court.