published Saturday, November 12th, 2011

James Skiles arrested in Chattanooga child abuse case

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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.
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A Chattanooga man wanted by police on charges of beating four children has been arrested, police spokeswoman Jerri Weary said in a news release.

Chattanooga police arrested James Skiles, 34, earlier this evening 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.

Skiles was suspected of beating 2-year-old twins, a 7-year-old and a 10-year-old at 4905 Jeffrey Lane, Weary said.

The children’s siblings ran to a neighbor’s house and called police after Skiles started beating them because they disobeyed 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 children were hospitalized.

Skiles also has been charged on six other warrants for burglary and child support. He is in the Hamilton County Jail tonight.

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dude_abides said...

Leave a cell door open and shoot him escaping, or let him out to do it all again. Judge?

November 12, 2011 at 8:45 p.m.
shen said...

Where was the mother during all of this?

November 12, 2011 at 8:59 p.m.
amnestiUSAF84 said...

TFP, I believe his name is jamie and not james. jamie lee skiles.

November 12, 2011 at 11:15 p.m.
safeguard0720 said...

Where were the kids parents and why the hell did we let this sicko out of prison on his first conviction of child abuse & neglect in 2000?

November 13, 2011 at 5:18 a.m.
onetinsoldier said...

This guy is qualified to be a Texas Judge.

November 13, 2011 at 3:39 p.m.
skyboxer said...

He should be flogged to within an inch of his life with a horse whip and I'm sure more than a few of you out there would be glad to volunteer if given the chance. Not to worry though ... he'll be a marked man in prison once they find out what he did to these children -- two of whom were barely out of diapers. Word on Chattanoogan.com this afternoon is one of the children is in emergency surgery now for a perforated bowel.

November 14, 2011 at 4:18 p.m.
01centare said...

Update from chattanoogan: "The oldest sibling, a 13-year-old girl, said she came home from school around 4 p.m. and saw the twins and the seven-year-old boy standing, facing the wall, with their arms raised above their heads. She said that whenever one of them would put their hands down, Skiles would punch them with his fists in the trunk area of their bodies."


Made to "stand facing the wall with hands above their heads. Whenever one of them would put their hands down, Skiles would punch them with his fists in the trunk area.

Sounds like something learned in prison and jail and at the hands of prison and jail guards. At some point, many of these people are going to be let back out into the general population. How they're treated in prison will determine how they're likely to act around others and in relationships when they're released back into society.

November 14, 2011 at 9:32 p.m.
BravesDave said...

Give me just 5 minutes each with "crazy eyes" and Jerry Sandusky.

November 14, 2011 at 9:39 p.m.
saltydog said...

@ 2 my sister and I r precious to c @ 7 my brother comforts me 2 the pain sister & i feel god help us & save us from thee

measured in age by blunt force the pain wrecks my soul I suffer in silence for the bed I soiled and I don't know why

2 + 2 + 7 & 10 here he comes again 1 by 1 I break within Save me from my past sins, that the habit of them may not hold me captive again

once thru twice again I start 2 bend battered & bruised I call again

2 + 2 + 7 & 10 here he comes again 1 by 1 I break within Save me from my past sins, that the habit of them may not hold me captive again

now @ 10 she enters the room saved at last and never again help me sister save me from my sins

run boy run as fast as u can the devils in u he has ur soul six feet under is the hole

2 + 2 + 7 & 10 here he comes again 1 by 1 I break within Save me from my past sins, that the habit of them may not hold me captive again

November 14, 2011 at 10:57 p.m.
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