Violent Crime

Ashville, TN Police arrested Briana Campbell accused of physically assaulting a 13-month old boy she was babysitting

WSMV Channel 4

Police said during a three-hour period on July 31, 24-year-old Briana Campbell was recorded on a home security camera throwing the child on a couch, smothering him with pillows, carrying him upside down by the ankles, and repeatedly striking him in the head and body. The child was examined by a pediatrician. He did not sustain any serious physical injuries. Campbell has been charged with nine counts of aggravated child abuse and two counts of aggravated child neglect. She is being held on a $250,000 bond. According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, these are Campbell’s first charges. Detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying other possible victims. Anyone with information is asked to call Youth Services Det. Brett Kenney at 615-862-7471.

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