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Ardmore man jailed on Aggravated Child Abuse charge

An Ardmore man is in the Limestone County jail on a $500,000 bond after being charged with Aggravated Child Abuse.

An Ardmore man was charged with aggravated child abuse on Tuesday after deputies responded to a residence and found a toddler with severe bruising on his back, buttocks, and hand. 

Chad Lynn Powers, 32, is facing a charge of Aggravated Child Abuse. He is in the Limestone County Jail on $500,000 bond.

Deputies received a child abuse complaint Monday and responded to a residence on Beech Fork Lane, where they found a woman and her 2-year old son. The toddler was suffering injuries to his back, buttocks, and hand and was taken to Athens-Limestone Hospital for examination and treatment.

Investigators determined that the injuries were inflicted by the woman’s boyfriend, Chad Powers. They arrested Powers Tuesday.

The incident is the most severe case of child abuse Limestone County Sheriff’s investigators have seen since they arrested Amanda Reyer and Derrick Defoe in 2015 for scalding Reyer’s two children.

Reyer was sentenced in November to 40 years in prison for her role in the injuries to the children. Dafoe’s trial is expected in early 2019.