Chad Harris, a sergeant in the Roswell police department, was arrested in Cherokee County on Thanksgiving and charged with child cruelty.
Photo: Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office
Photo: Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office

Cops: Roswell police sergeant arrested, charged with child cruelty

A Roswell police officer was arrested in Cherokee County and is facing several charges.

Chad Harris, a sergeant with the department, was arrested on Thanksgiving and charged with simple battery, battery and two counts of third degree cruelty to children.

Roswell Police Chief Rusty Grant said in a statement that Harris has been placed on administrative leave with pay while the department conducts “an administrative investigation into the facts and circumstances” surrounding Harris’ arrest.

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A release from the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were called to a “domestic dispute” involving Harris on Thursday, and arrested him as the result of the initial investigation.

He is being held without bond at the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center, the release said.

Harris was promoted to sergeant in 2015.

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The officer was driving home Friday night when the man crashed into the back of his car, police said.

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