COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - An Algood mother arrested for biting her 9-month-old daughter told police she did so in retaliation for the toothless infant biting her.
Police arrested 29-year-old Stacie Marie Davis last week and charged her with child abuse.
According to the police report, Davis said she was sitting on the kitchen floor with her daughter when the infant became fussy and bit her on the forehead.
The mother said she then spanked the child on her bottom and bit her on her right elbow.
Davis said she didn't mean to leave marks, which Algood Police Officer Mark Steel said were still visible seven to eight hours after the incident.
Davis was booked in the Putnam County Jail, but made a $10,000 bond.