Taylor Swift’s ‘Drew’ from ‘Teardrops on My Guitar’ Arrested for Child Abuse
The Tennessean reports that Hardwick, his wife, Joni, and a Christopher Hardwick were arrested after a 3-year-old under their protection was airlifted to a children’s hospital with visible physical injuries, including severe bruising and lacerations. Doctors told police that the child suffered severe swelling to the face and would be diagnosed with a concussion. No life-threatening injuries were reported, but the girl remained hospitalized as of Monday.
“Amber Hardwick told police that the 3-year-old victim and a 5-year-old girl were upstairs with Andrew Hardwick,” reads the report. “The older child came downstairs and told Amber Hardwick that Andrew Hardwick had struck her in the face. Christopher Hardwick went upstairs, confronted Andrew Hardwick and yelled for help, the affidavits said.
The older child victim also told police that Andrew “struck her in the face”, and was released to family after it was confirmed that she did not need further medical treatment.
Christopher appeared intoxicated with “bloodshot and glossy eyes” when officers arrived on the scene, acting “extremely belligerent” and screaming that a child was assaulted. He later revealed that he and Andrew drank a “large amount of alcohol” since 4 p.m.
Andrew is charged with aggravated child abuse and child abuse. He was released from the Sumner County Jail on $100,000 bond on Dec. 28, and is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 10, 2016.