According to information provided by Bob Gault, media relations coordinator for the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, the mother was identified as Paula Brown, 22. She was arrested on a failure to appear warrant after reportedly taking her t 3-old son to SkyRidge Medical Center for treatment of burns on his left leg and arm.
The incident occurred at 1730 Greendale Drive in the Rolling Brook Subdivision, according to Gault.
“The two were visiting a friend but were getting ready to leave when the boy pushed the front door to enter the home. When the door opened a flash fire set the boy’s clothes on fire and caused burns to his left arm and left leg,” Gault said.
Brown’s address is listed in Crandall, Ga.
She reportedly received burns to the bottom of a foot when she tried to put out the fire.
“Reports indicated the fire was extinguished and the two drove to SkyRidge Medical Center where medical personnel contacted the Sheriff’s Office,” Gault said.
Deputies found exterior damage at the residence due to the fire.
“Inside were the components of a meth lab which brought out the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit to take charge of the investigation. The Meth Task Force also responded to assist with removal and proper disposal of the hazardous substances. Two other adults were present when deputies arrived,” according to Gault.
No charges have been filed and the investigation is continuing.
Brown was booked into the Bradley County Jail regarding the failure to appear warrant and was released.
- Robert L. Morrison of an Old Tasso Road address reported a Craftsman weed cutter and a lawnmower were taken from the front porch at his home Sunday.
According to a report filed by officer Tracy Maxfield of the Cleveland Police Department, Morrison had left for church Sunday and when he returned, the items were missing.
The missing items were valued at $100.
Investigation has been turned over to the Criminal Investigations Division.