39-year-old Jarrus Garth, of Antioch, admitted to detectives during an interview that when his stepdaughter was 16-years-old he went into her bedroom while she was sleeping and touched her upper and lower private areas while pleasuring himself.
The confession came after the victim, who is now 19, came forward to police and disclosed the incident. Garth is charged with sexual battery and is free on a $50,000 bond.
47-year-old Cheryl Holt was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail early Tuesday morning, charged with the domestic assault of her minor child. Police say the minor child took her mother’s phone away from her because she was attempting to text threats to a third party. The minor returned to her bedroom, at which point Cheryl reportedly screamed at her from the hallway then punched her in the face and slapped her in the face. She then reportedly continued the assault by grabbing and holding her wrists while she kicked her in the shins. Responding officers observed and documented injuries on the minor child, as well as the apartment being in disarray. Cheryl Holt was transported to booking, charged with domestic assault with bodily injury, and is free on a $1,500 cash bond.
Just hours after Dylan Sanford was given custody of his child, the child’s mother and her brother, 36-year-old David Larue, brutally attacked Sanford and stole the child, ripping it from the arms of the father, causing the child to become injured when it fell to the ground. Court records allege LaRue then beat Sanford unconscious and choke him from behind. David LaRue was charged with felony aggravated assault – strangulation and felony child abuse. He is free on a $30,000 bond. The sister, Christina Jakes, was being booked into the Metro Jail early Monday morning. Her charges were not yet available.
40-year-old Derrick Lamont Carter faces child abuse and vandalism charges after felt his daughter was taking too long to get ready for work and being ‘smart’ with him. He is alleged to have pulled back her wig, ripped off her faux eyelashes during a physical assault on her. The child’s mother was on the phone and overheard much of the incident.
A 15-year-old child says her mother, Shaton Eubanks, and her ‘auntie’, Shawntese Bradford’ punched her in the face, knocking her to the ground. One of the pair is then alleged to have beat her with a belt, and drug her outside by the hair – where the other adult then repeatedly punched her in the face and also assaulted her with a belt. The victim sustained multiple injuries from the attack.
29-year-old Dean Morace was charged with child abuse after he reportedly struck a child in the back and knocked them to the ground because the child slapped him while they were playing.
38-year-old Robert Eskew was charged with two counts of child abuse when a woman called police after their 13-year-old daughters told her he had hit one girl with a belt and dragged the other by her hair before attempting to smother her.
48-year-old Michelle Railey was charged with child abuse after a 6-year-old she was babysitting before school, told staff that Railey had slapped her when she did not stop watching television.
23-year-old Mario Moran was charged with child abuse after he got into an argument with his girlfriend and was caught on video by neighbors twisting the arm of her child.
51-year-old Silviu Leseanu was charged with child abuse after “spanking” his juvenile daughter by slapping her in the face multiple times.