Monday, December 8, 2014

Dad arrested for assaulting daughter; girl's shirt left covered in blood (Chattanooga, Tennessee)

Dad is identified as RAPHAEL COLVIN. No mention of a mother in the home.

Local father arrested for assaulting daughter

Posted: Dec 03, 2014 9:19 AM EST
Updated: Dec 03, 2014 10:30 AM EST

By Dan Kennedy, Reporter

CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) - Police have charged a local father with child abuse and neglect for hitting his daughter.

Chattanooga police arrested Raphael Colvin December 2 after he admitted to assaulting his daughter for being disrespectful.

Colvin's juvenile daughter told police he slapped her, pinned her to the ground and punched her in the face repeatedly.

The daughter called police and Colvin was arrested on the scene after they found her shirt covered in blood.

He was booked in the Hamilton County jail on a $10,000 bond and is due in court January 16.