Man charged with cruelty to children

By Jason A. Smith


A local father is free on bond, after being arrested for allegedly abusing his four children over a three-year period.

Darryl Tyler Redd, 39, of Rex, is charged with four counts of cruelty to children in the first degree.

The incidents in question are believed to have occurred between March 2005 and October 2008, at 120 Chimney Ridge Trail and 224 Glenloch Court, both in Stockbridge.

According to Henry Police Capt. Jason Bolton, authorities believe Redd was abusive toward his children, ages 4-10, and their mother, with the aid of at least two different types of weapons.

"The warrant indicated that he caused his ... children excessive mental and physical pain, by holding a knife to his wife's throat, and striking one or more of the children with a belt to the head in the presence of one or more of the others," said Bolton.

The captain added that Redd allegedly threatened to kill the children, and committed similar acts against others in their presence.

Deputies with the Henry County Sheriff's Office arrested Redd Thursday, after Henry County police obtained a warrant in the case.

The suspect appeared Friday in Henry County Magistrate Court, and his bond was set at $4,000. Redd waived his right to a preliminary hearing in the case, and Judge Robert Godwin bound the charges over to Superior Court.