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Saturday August 1st, 2015 12:11PM

Dad arrested after baby found crawling on Madison Co. road

By The Associated Press
CARLTON, Ga. (AP) Authorities in northeast Georgia say the father of a 1-year-old girl found crawling along a highway has been charged with child cruelty, reckless conduct and obstruction. <br /> <br /> The Athens Banner-Herald reports a man driving along Highway 72 in Carlton called 911 after he spotted the girl and put her in his vehicle Friday. <br /> <br /> Madison County sheriff's officials say the girl's father, 37-year-old Timothy Pickens, approached while deputies were investigating and was arrested after a scuffle. <br /> <br /> The girl's mother told authorities she and her husband left the house and their other children, ages 13, 9 and 5, were supposed to be watching the baby. <br /> <br /> Authorities say charges could be filed against the girl's mother.
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