Newton County authorities confirmed four charges against McNabb: Malice murder, felony murder, aggravated battery, and concealing a death.
Chris McNabb, father of 2-week-old Caliyah McNabb, the baby found dead by a search party in the woods on Sunday near Covington, has been charged with her murder.
McNabb was escorted into court and his head was hung low as he appeared before a judge for the first time.
Caliyah McNabb, who was born premature on September 23, was found under a log about a quarter of a mile from her home, according to Newton County Sheriff's Capt. Keith Crum.
An autopsy determined that the infant died from blunt force trauma to the head, Newton Coroner Tommy Davis said Tuesday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
A Georgia mother made a 911 call when she discovered her two-week-old daughter was missing.
McNabb has been in the Newton County Jail since Sunday for a probation violation.
The baby's parents called police on Saturday morning when they noticed Caliyah was missing, according to WSB.
Officials wanted immediately to speak with the father, Christopher McNabb, but were not able to locate him immediately after the infant was found.
When the operator asks her if she thinks someone took the baby, she says, "My 2-year-old said she's gone".
The warrant also said McNabb wrapped Caliyah in a t-shirt and a blanket, placed her in a drawstring bag and attempted to hide her in the woods by covering the bag with debris.
Store clerk Julie Hannah told Fox 5 Atlanta that she saw McNabb when he came into the store. "He started hollering and talking about, 'They are going to get me". I've been running all day.