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Teen father accused of trying to smother baby
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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Chattanooga police have charged a 19-year-old father with trying to kill his infant son. Police arrested Dakota Eldridge Thursday night after he came to Erlanger Hospital with his 12-week-old baby, according to a news release from the police. The baby had been taken to Erlanger by ambulance from Rhea County and was suffering from multiple ailments.