published Friday, November 11th, 2011

Chattanooga police seek James Skiles in beating of four children

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    Chattanooga police arrested James Skiles, 34, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 at an undisclosed location near Hermitage Road in Red Bank. Police had warrants for three counts of aggravated child abuse and one count of child abuse.
    Photo by WRCB-TV Channel 3 /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Chattanooga police are looking for a man who is expected to face charges in the beating four children this evening, police said.

James Skiles, 34, is a suspect in the beating of a set of 2-year-old twins, a 7-year-old and a 10-year-old at 4905 Jeffrey Lane, Chattanooga police spokeswoman Sgt. Jerri Weary said in a news release.

The children’s siblings ran to a neighbor’s house and called police after Skiles started beating them because they were disobedient to him, Weary said.

When emergency personnel arrived, they found four children suffering from blunt force trauma to their whole bodies, Weary said. One child is believed to have broken a leg and two of the four abused children are anticipated to be hospitalized, Weary said.

Skiles fled the scene before police arrived, Weary said.

He has six outstanding warrants unrelated to this incident and is expected to face multiple charges relating to this case, Weary said.

Anyone with information should call Chattanooga police at 423-698-2525.

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cannonball said...

No picture or discription. Thats sad.

November 12, 2011 at 8:11 a.m.
esaletnik said...

No picture or discription. Thats sad.

He has 6 warrants so there must be a description of him. I guess they just don't want the public's help?

November 12, 2011 at 8:21 a.m.
macropetala8 said...

When caught, he needs his sorry azz kicked and kicked hard! And these mothers need a good swift kick in the butt for bringing these abuser losers into their homes!

November 12, 2011 at 8:53 a.m.
holdout said...

Where are all the comments about him being a Republican, Christian, Tea Party member?

November 12, 2011 at 12:51 p.m.
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