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Cartersville Man Jailed for Child Cruelty, Battery

02/19/14 1:00 p.m.

By: Kevin Karel (WRGA News)

A Cartersville man was arrested late Tuesday night on child cruelty and battery charges stemming from an incident at a motel.

Arrest reports from Cartersville PD state Gary Anthony Turner, age 38, was arrested by officers who were called to a fight at the Crown Inn about 11:30 p.m. The victim and a witness each told officers Turner had become irate over a cell phone. He allegedly grabbed the victim and pushed her down as she was holding a three old child in her arms. One witness told police she had to call for help and get several men to run over to get Turner off the victim.

Police say the victim had visible injuries while the child suffered no physical harm.

Turner is charged with 2nd degree child cruelty and battery, both in violation of the Family Violence Act.