Man Arrested After His Child Is Discovered With Black-Eye

Tullahoma Police CarA Silver Street resident was arrested early Friday May 30 on charges of child abuse.
According to a report by Tullahoma Officer Holly Sparkman, the charges were filed against Randy Dewayne Wilkerson after an alleged incident involving his son.
The officer’s report states that nurses in the emergency room of Harton Regional Medical Center notified police after a minor appeared in the ER with a black eye.
The child told the officer that his father had given him the black eye.
Officer Sparkman went to the Silver Street residence and spoke to the man, who allegedly admitted to “punching the boy after an argument concerning curfew and the boy’s previous bad behavior.”
Wilkerson is free on a $5,000 bond and is to appear in Coffee County General Sessions Court June 5.