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Clarksville Police charge Man with Child Abuse when Child arrives at School with Facial Bruises


Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – On February 28th, 2013, around 10:00am, Clarksville Police Detective Demone Chestnut was called by the staff at a Clarksville elementary school after an eight year arrived at school with bruising to the facial area and was extremely upset.

Based on the preliminary investigation, it was revealed the eight year old’s father had beaten him up, threw him on the ground, and then kicked him multiple times.

Jeffrey Coleman

Detective Chestnut observed, what appeared to be facial bruising on the eight year old’s face, was advised the child’s face did hurt, and that the child did not want to go back home.

The father, Jeffery Wade Coleman, admitted to spanking the child earlier, but not to the other alleged actions. Also, Coleman was the only person who was in contact with his child.

Department of Childen’s Services was notified and the eight year old was turned over to a family member.

The lead investigator is Detective Demone Chestnut.

Jeffrey Coleman

Jeffrey ColemanName: Jeffrey Wade Coleman

Race: B
Gender: M
DOB: 10-17-83
Given Address: 313 David Drive, Clarksville, TN
Arresting Officer: Demone Chestnut
Charged With: Child Abuse / Neglect
Booked Into: Montgomery County Jail
Bond: $25,000.




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