Columbia PD searching for wanted man as 2-year-old boy suffers life threatening injuries

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The Columbia Police Department is searching for a man wanted on child neglect charges as a 2-year-old remains in critical condition with life threatening injuries at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital.

Officers responded with emergency medical personnel at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday on reports of a child found unresponsive. The boy was transported to Vanderbilt Children's Hospital.

As a result of the investigation, authorities are now trying to find Timothy Lee Brooks, Jr. He is wanted by the Columbia Police Department on a charge of aggravated child neglect.

Brooks, Jr., 26, stands at 6 feet and weighs 220 lbs and has brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts has been urged to contact Columbia Police Department Dispatch (24 hours) at 931-388-2727, Maury County Crimestoppers at 931-381-4900, or Columbia Police SAFE Tip Email to

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