Calhoun Police have arrested Cody Gibson of Ft Payne, age 18, in connection with an assault that resulted in the hospitalization of his one year old daughter.
According to reports, at around 9:30pm on Sunday, August 5th – officers with the Calhoun Police Department responded to Hi-Tech Fuel in reference to an infant which had sustained injuries to her leg. Shortly after officers arrived they were informed that the child had been transported to Hamilton Medical Center in Dalton for treatment. Officers met with Cody Gibson, who identified himself as the child’s adoptive father. Gibson said he may have slammed the child in her car seat “…a bit too hard,” and caused the injury.
Calhoun Police Chief Tony Pyle stated “At this stage in the investigation the evidence points to intentional excessive force inflicted on the child by Gibson as the cause of the injury,”
Gibson faces charges of three counts of felony Cruelty to Children – in addition to one count of felony Aggravated Battery.