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Calhoun Police have charged an eighteen-year-old Fort Payne, Alabama man in connection with an assault that resulted in the hospitalization of his one-year-old daughter.

Back on August 5, officers responded to Hi-Tech Fuel in reference to a 12-month-old infant that had sustained an injury to her leg and been transported to Hamilton Medical Center in Dalton for treatment.

Cody Gibson, who identified himself as the girl’s adoptive father, told officers that he may have slammed the child in her car seat a bit too hard and caused the injury.

According to Calhoun Police Chief Tony Pyle, “At this stage in the investigation, the evidence points to intentional excessive force inflicted on the child by Gibson as the cause of the injury”.

Gibson is charged with 3 counts of felony cruelty to children and one count Felony Aggravated Battery.