SMYRNA, TN (WSMV) - Smyrna PD says that the 2-week-old child who was kidnapped Tuesday night by his father after a domestic dispute has been found.

Smyrna police reported that the child, Dawson Asher Bonner, has been located in Murfreesboro. The infant, according to police, was born premature, so officials were concerned for the child's safety.

Police say the suspect brought the baby to a relative earlier this morning, and the relative gave the child to law enforcement. The baby is currently at the hospital being evaluated and treated.

The suspect, Beau Beecham, was taken into custody in Shelbyville Wednesday. He faces numerous charges, including domestic assault and especially aggravated kidnapping.

Around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, police say they responded to a domestic dispute between a man and a woman. The man assaulted the woman and then took their two-week-old son with him.

Police say the man, identified as 28-year-old Beecham, does not have legal custody of the child.

Beecham's bond was set at $53,500. Officials say he was unable to make bond, so he will remain in custody at the Rutherford County Jail until his court date March 5, 2019 in Smyrna.

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