MANCHESTER, Tenn. (WKRN) — A man has been charged after the death of his five-week-old son over the weekend in Coffee County.
Manchester police said they were notified Saturday of a boy admitted to Tennova Healthcare Harton with a head injury. The child was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center due to the severity of his injuries, officers explained.
According to an arrest warrant, the injury happened at an apartment on McArthur Street, while the child was in the care of his 21-year-old father, Gavin Clark. The boy was examined by two Vanderbilt doctors who found the injuries “to be consistent with abuse,” the paperwork states.
Clark was arrested Sunday on a murder charge and lodged in the Coffee County jail.
Ricky Clark, the father of Gavin Clark called the death of his grandson, Noah Clark, an accident. He told News 2 his son was at the top of the stairs holding the boy, when he tripped on a toy, causing him to drop the child.
The investigation is ongoing.