When authorities went to a Marietta home investigating a YouTube video of a man restraining his son in a car seat, they say they found that and more.
A Cobb County agent with the Division of Family and Children Services went to the Roosevelt Circle home of Michael E. Jones on July 31 and saw the boy in a car seat with “seatbelt material” around the child’s waist, according to a warrant. The agent had Jones remove it.
The agent went back later that night and “found the child still restrained in the car seat, (and) the house had a foul smell that was coming from a bathtub of urine,” the warrant said.
The agent took the boy into the state’s custody.
A neighbor told Channel 2 Action News that Jones has eight other children, but only the one was living with him.
“He’s been a good dad,” said Teresa Harshaw.
She said the child was a “sweet baby” and a “healthy baby.”
Jones remains in Cobb jail with a bond of $5,720 for his charge of contributing to the deprivation of a minor.
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