Barrow County couple arrested for child cruelty

A Barrow County couple has been arrested after their baby was brought to the Northeast Georgia Medical Center with broken bones.

From the Barrow County Sheriff’s Department Facebook page:

On February 6th, 2019, the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Northeast Georgia Medical Center (Barrow) in reference to a 3 week old infant with multiple broken bones. Upon their arrival the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division was contacted, arrived on scene, and took over the investigation.

The investigation revealed the infant was being abused and had received numerous broken bones along with other injuries. The diligent work of the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office Investigators led to the arrest of Jarrett McCloud, 20, Winder and Megan Richmond, 22, Winder. Both McCloud and Richmond have been charged with Aggravated Battery and Cruelty to Children (1st Degree). In addition, McCloud has been charged with Reckless Conduct.

The investigation is on-going and additional charges are likely. More information will be released as it becomes available.

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