On Friday morning nearly a week after her arrest, Oats remained in Cobb jail with a bond of $11,220 for a second-degree child cruelty charge, records showed.
Fisher tried to take the girl back to the apartment one unit up and over last Saturday night, but she said she couldn’t let the girl stay there another minute.
“It looked like furniture was overturned,” Fisher told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “ ... There was excrement everywhere.”
Police said the girl was placed into custody of the state Division of Family and Children Services.
When Marietta police arrived early Sunday and took a look at the Bells Ferry Road apartment where the girl had been living, they found feces, along with fleas and ticks from the dog and three cats living there.
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