David Lee Francis, Melissa Darnell Shillings
An Oak Ridge couple is facing aggravated child abuse and assault charges, after a 7-month-old baby was kicked in the head while they were fighting.
Oak Ridge Police arrested the infant's mother, 35-year-old Melissa Darnell Shillings, and Shillings' fiance, 38-year-old David Lee Francis, on Saturday.
According to court documents, Shillings hit Francis twice while holding her 7-month-old son. Francis then kicked Shillings in the head, also hitting the infant.
An ambulance took the 7-month old to East Tennesee Children's Hospital. The boy was treated and released that evening from the hospital and is in state custody.