Walland man accused of injuring infant daughter

Walland man accused of injuring infant daughter

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Jami Dean Wesley Gregory (source: Blount County Sheriff's Office) Jami Dean Wesley Gregory (source: Blount County Sheriff's Office)
"I took her to change her diaper and I saw big bruises on her and that's when I took her to the hospital," said November Gregory. "I took her to change her diaper and I saw big bruises on her and that's when I took her to the hospital," said November Gregory.
After seeing the injuries, November Gregory knew she had to get medical care for her daughter. After seeing the injuries, November Gregory knew she had to get medical care for her daughter.

By STEPHANIE BEECKEN
6 News Reporter

WALLAND (WATE) - A Walland man was charged Saturday with aggravated child abuse after his six-week-old daughter Naiomi received several injuries while under his care.

Jami Dean Wesley Gregory, 30, was arrested after admitting to Blount County Sheriff's Office deputies he hurt the child at their home.

According to the investigator's report, Gregory told deputies he was frustrated because the baby would not stop crying.

The infant suffered large bruises on her head and stomach.

The injuries were discovered when the baby's mother returned home. She took the infant to the hospital.

"I took her to change her diaper and I saw big bruises on her and that's when I took her to the hospital," said November Gregory.

After seeing the injuries, November knew she had to get medical care for her daughter.

"I was sad. I took her straight to the hospital," said November Gregory.

As November left her home to head to the hospital, she told her sister what she saw.

"I thought he did something to her so my sister and brother in law confronted him and asked and he said he didn't know and slammed the door in their face," said Gregory.

November says her husband of less than a year has never snapped like this before.

This is not the first time Gregory has faced charged child abuse charges. Gregory and his previous wife, Crystal C. Gregory, were accused in March 2011 of leaving their 14-month-old son unattended in a tub where he drowned.

Charges were dropped against him, but his ex-wife was convicted of reckless endangerment.

He was charged in 2009 with aggravated child abuse. He pleaded guilty to misdemeanor child abuse and served 35 days behind bars, 11 months 29 days on probation, and was required to complete violent offender counseling, anger management, parenting classes and family counseling.

He'll be back in court on the latest charge of aggravated child abuse Monday.

November says she will keep her distance until he gets the help he needs to never hurt a child again.

"I'm upset. I still love him but it depends on if he gets help," said Gregory.

Gregory is being held on a $150,000 bond. A hearing in Blount County General Sessions Court is scheduled for Nov. 4.

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