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Smyrna police apprehend father accused of assault, taking baby

Posted at 1:14 AM, Feb 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-27 20:10:05-05

SMYRNA, Tenn. (WTVF) — Smyrna Police Department have apprehended a man wanted for allegedly assaulting the mother of his baby.

28-year-old Beau Beecham was taken into custody in Shelbyville on Wednesday.

Police said there was a domestic dispute between the infant's mother and father at their home at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Investigators said Beecham assaulted the child's mother and left with their two-week-old infant.

Officers were concerned for the safety of the child because of his age and because it's believed Beecham is armed with a gun.

Investigators said Beecham took the child to a relative's house early Wednesday morning. The baby was later taken to area hospital to be evaluated and later returned to his mother.

Beecham is charged with Domestic Assault, Unlawful carrying and/or possession of a weapon, Reckless Endangerment, Habitual Offender for Driving on a revoked license, Driving on a revoked license 6th offense, Aggravated Assault, and Especially Aggravated Kidnapping.

Beecham is being held on a $53,500 bond and will be held at the Rutherford County Hail until his court fate on March 5 in Smyrna.