Dickson Man charged with Aggravated Child Abuse

On June 18th,  the Dickson County Grand Jury indicted  24 year old Kodi Baucom on charges Aggravated Child Abuse, a class A felony.

According to a Dickosn City Police Report, On may 3rd, officers responded to Horizon Medical Center in reference to a child abuse allegation.

According to the responding office, medical staff showed an x-ray to arriving investigators. The x-ray revealed a complete fracture to the femur of a14 month old girl’s right leg. That is when investigators spoke to the mother of the 14 month old.

One officers write that he noticed that the victim has multiple bruises on her face that appeared to have been made with finger and that her right leg was swollen.

The office then learned the child’s caretaker was Kodi Baucom.

According to the report, Baucom was asked to come to the police department, but Police say he did not show.

Later that evening, officers located Baucom walking towards the Dollar Store on Main Street. Baucom was then arrested.

The child was  transferred to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital.

While the child was at the hospital, more buries and a broken bone were discovered on the child’s left arm.

Baucom is currently in the Dickson County jail and his bond is set at $75K.