A Walland man accused of abusing his six-week old daughter has a history of similar charges.
30-year-old Jami Dean Gregory is charged with aggravated child abuse and neglect. Blount County court documents indicate Gregory intentionally pushed his daughter from an infant seat onto a hard plastic toy last week because she wouldn't stop crying.
Documents in Roane County show that Gregory has faced other abuse charges in the past.
In December 2008, Gregory was charged with domestic assault of a minor after witnesses said Gregory grabbed his stepson around the throat and stomped on his chest. That charge was later dismissed.
In November 2009, Gregory was charged with aggravated child abuse and neglect after he admitted to slapping his six-week-old son in a fit of anger because the child wouldn't stop crying. He later pleaded guilty to misdemeanor child abuse and neglect.
Investigators say a Walland man intentionally pushed his six-week-old daughter from infant seat, causing severe bruising to the baby's abdomen and liver.
Jami-Dean Wesley Gregory, 30, of Walland, is charged with aggravated child abuse and neglect. He was arrested over the weekend.
Court documents indicated Gregory "knowingly and recklessly pushed infant victim from an infant seat casing the infant to fall onto a hard plastic toy."
Gregory admitted that he was responsible for the baby's injuries because he was "frustrated" that she wouldn't stop crying.