Father found guilty of cruelty to his kids after 2023 beating

Dillan Michael Tennant

Dillan Michael Tennant. L.M.J.C. District Attorney’s Office

RINGGOLD, Ga. (WDEF) – A jury convicted a Ringgold man this week of beating his two children.

24-year-old Dillan Michael Tennant was convicted of cruelty to children and has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

During his trial this week, prosecutors say the beating happened a year ago when the two- and three-year-old kids were staying with Tennant’s parents.

Investigators say Tennant became enraged over a mess they made in their bedroom and hit them repeatedly over the next couple of days.

Witnesses called it the worst bruising cases they had ever seen.

Still, Tennant never sought medical treatment for the children.

“Child abuse and crimes against children will always be aggressively prosecuted by my office and ADA Reisman’s prosecution team and the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office did an amazing job in doing that in this case,” District Attorney Clayton M. Fuller said. “This child abuser will have plenty of time to clean his room in the Department of Corrections.