UPDATE: Mother of 5 year-old Joe Clyde Daniel arrested, father confesses to killing
DICKSON COUNTY, Tenn. —
Authorities have arrested the mother of Joe Clyde Daniels, that's the five-year-old Nashville boy who was reported missing by his parents last Wednesday morning. After a three-day search, authorities say the child's father, Joseph Daniels, confessed to killing his son sometime between April 3rd and 4th. Officials say Daniels confessed to repeatedly hitting his autistic, non-verbal son with a closed fist until he was dead. He told authorities that he put his son's body in the trunk of his car.. and hid it in a remote rural area. On Saturday morning, TBI agents arrested Joseph Ray Daniels, and charged him with the murder of his son.
Monday evening, TBI agents arrested Krystal Nicole Daniels, and charged her with one count of aggravated child neglect or endangerment. She's been booked into the Dickson County Jail on 1-million-dollars bond. We will continue to follow this developing story as more information becomes available. Stay with news 5 both on air and online for the latest.