Statesboro Woman Arrested on Cruelty Charges

Written by  Friday, 07 March 2014 13:00

On Tuesday, March 4th, Sgt Kenny Thompson arrived at Langston Chapel Elementary School to investigate a report of child cruelty according to a press release by the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office. Upon his arrival, Sgt Thompson met with representatives of the school and the Ga. Dept. of Family and Children Services and examined the five year old male child, who displayed bruising around one of his eyes. Sgt Thompson spoke with the child and his mother concerning the arrest, and found through interviews that 28 year old Shante Nicole Wright of Statesboro had cause the injury to the boy’s face using a belt. Based on the physical and testimonial evidence, Sgt Thompson placed Wright under arrest for causing the injury and she was transported to the Bulloch County Jail and charged with one count of 1st degree Cruelty to a Child. Wright posted bond and was released and DFACS are currently involved in the case.

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