Father of newborn accused of pulling knife at hospital - WSMV Channel 4

Father of newborn accused of pulling knife at hospital

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COOKEVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

A new father spent his child's first day on Earth in a jail cell after police said he was involved in a fight, according to the Herald-Citizen.

The father, Tobby Ray Smith, 19, of Spencer, TN, is accused of pulling a knife on someone in the hospital waiting room on Saturday at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Smith is charged with aggravated assault.

Witnesses told Cookeville police that Smith was vulgarly complaining about the hospital. He was asked to watch his language by another dad and then pulled the knife.

Officer said Smith left the hospital on foot and later was arrested down the street from the hospital.

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