William Gaddy, 20, was charged with aggravated battery and cruelty to children, police spokesman Sgt. Lee Gragg said. Palmetto is about a half-hour southwest of Atlanta.
According to an email from Gragg, police were sent to a location on Tiffany Lane on Tuesday afternoon concerning a child who was unconscious and unresponsive. Emergency personnel determined the child, “appeared to be suffering from obvious signs of blunt force trauma,” according to Gragg.