A Knoxville father is facing aggravated child abuse charges for the death of his 8-month-old son.
Nathan Randall Wheeler, 35, is charged with aggravated child abuse and neglect.
Police found Shane Alexander Wheeler dead at an apartment on the 5500 block of Peyton Place in Fountain City around 10:55 a.m. Saturday.
Nathan Wheeler "confessed to knowingly striking the child in a non-accidental manner more than once resulting in serious bodily injury that led to his death," according to an arrest warrant.
Authorities discovered Shane Wheeler had "visible injuries" after examination at a forensics center, according to the Knoxville Police Department.
KPD said Nathan Wheeler was the only person at the scene.
During the close of the interview, Nathan Wheeler said he had places in Union County where no one could find him.
KPD said authorities will file additional charges against Nathan Wheeler.
Authorities are holding Nathan Wheeler at the Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility on a $1 million bond.
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