Clarksville woman arrested after children sustain chemical injuries, husband turns self in

Posted at 11:47 AM, Jun 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-26 15:18:57-04

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A Clarksville woman was arrested after her children were injured getting into household chemicals. Her husband, who was wanted in the case, turned himself in Wednesday.

According to Clarksville police, on June 25, an officer responded to a call about a woman - 31-year-old Tiffani Hudson - who was possibly high with three children at their home. The children were reported to have what looked like chemical burns on their faces.

When the responding officer arrived, the children were sent to the hospital with varying injuries. One of the children had a swollen face and eye from chemical burns, as well as bruises on her back and thighs. Another child had chemical burns to his face and stomach, cuts on his eye and bruises on his back. The third child severe diaper rash and marks on her ankle and chin.

During the officers' investigation, they learned Hudson had been sleeping when the children got into some chemical cleaning supplies in the home, spraying each other with bleach from bottles.

The inside of the home was also found to have been in disarray. One bedroom had Tide pods scattered and crushed across the floor. There were also various bottle strewn across the floor, the contents of which included acetone and bleach. Liquid bleach was found on the floor throughout the apartment. In addition to dirty laundry scattered, a strong smell of chemicals was notably present.

With a kitchen full of dirty dishes and furniture, the officer said there wasn't a single clean surface in the home for the children to sit or a safe place for them to sleep.

Because of the injuries to the children and the condition of the home, Hudson was arrested and charged with aggravated child abuse and neglect. Her bond was set at $150,000.

Tiffani Hudson's husband, Carl, turned himself in around 1 p.m. Wednesday, as he was being sought on similar child abuse charges.

Anyone who may have more information on this case is asked to call Clarksville police at (931) 648-0656, ext. 5375 or Tipsline at (931) 645-8477.