Van Buren County man charged with aggravated child neglect

James Green

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man from Van Buren County has been charged with aggravated child neglect, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

TBI agents began investigating James Green, 20, in January after emergency services responded to a call and found Brooklyn Green, James’ 7-month-old daughter, unresponsive.

An autopsy determined that Brooklyn died as from suffocation after sleeping in the bed with her father.

On Monday, the Van Buren County Jury charged Green with aggravated child neglect.

On Tuesday, he was arrested and is currently being transported to the county jail, where he will be held on a $50,000 bond.

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