Man arrested for Child Neglect

Update: Police were called to 2005 Cleveland Avenue after an argument between Thornton and his granddaughter became violent.

Police say that Thornton punched his granddaughter in the stomach after he had gotten on to her about playing.

Thornton is still being held in custody.

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Chattanooga, TN (WDEF)- A man is arrested for Child Neglect Saturday.

The CPD arrested 61-year-old Joseph Thornton at 2005 Cleveland Ave.

Officials say he is booked at the Hamilton County Jail and held on a $3,000 bond.

We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

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