Michael E. Jones was arrested on a charge of contributing to the deprivation of a minor.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

Cobb cops: Man strapped son into seat in home with ‘bathtub of urine’

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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