A Martin couple charged with child abuse is scheduled to appear in Weakley County General Sessions Court on Wed., Feb. 1, 2023, for their preliminary hearing.
Twenty eight-year-old Brianna Johnson and 32-year-old Christopher Johnson face charges of child abuse, due to the health status of an eight-year-old juvenile in their care.
On Nov. 16, 2022, an eight-year-old male juvenile was transported to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital via medical helicopter for further medical treatment, weighing only 32 lbs. at the time.
On Jan. 20, 2023, Investigator Kerry Workman with the Weakley County Sheriff’s Department, who investigated the case, determined that the eight-year-old was malnourished due to lack of care.
During their arraignment the couple’s bond was set at $1,000 each.