1996 attempted murder suspect now charged with child abuse

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee(WDEF) -A man who was once a murder suspect back in 1996 is now suspected of severely beating his young son.

Clarence Schreane, 39, of Chattanooga was charged with one count of aggravated child abuse.

Deputies from the Hamilton County fugitives division transported Schreane back to Hamilton County after he was picked up by authorities in Washington County Tennessee.

Back on may 12, police were called to T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital after the staff suspected a 10-year old boy had been physically abused.

According to the arrest affidavit, the child had visible signs of deep dark bruises covering his buttocks and upper thighs.

This child told authorities his father whipped him with a belt.

The boy’s mother told police that she dropped him off at his fathers house two days prior and had not seen him again until the day she went to pick him up from school.

The boy told his mother the pain was so bad that he could not sit down.

A child protective service worker reportedly spoke to Mr. Schreane and told him about the bruising. According to the CPS worker, Schreane’s response to her was to talk to his lawyer.

A warrant had been issued for Schreane’s arrest and he was finally taken into custody in Washington County. He was transported back to Hamilton County on Tuesday and booked into the Hamilton County jail on a $25,000 bond.

Schreane is no stranger to trouble.

According to a News 12 background check, Schreane was arrested back in 1996 and charged with attempted first degree murder. The case was bound over to criminal court where it was dismissed. The following year, Schreane plead guilty to aggravated robbery.

In 1995, Schreane plead guilty to theft and reckless endangerment.

His next court date is scheduled for September 23.

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