According to affidavits signed by officers Scott Criddle and Edwin Millan, Chad M. Carroll, 35, was charged with child abuse and neglect and Tracey Lynn Crammer, 32, was charged with child neglect.
The child is reportedly 3 years old.
Management at the apartment complex alerted police the small child appeared to be unsupervised and dirty. Police responded just after 10 a.m. Wednesday and began to search for the child’s parents.
Officers confirmed the child was not bathed, was wearing a soiled diaper and had what appeared to be multiple bug bites “over her entire body,” according to both officers’ reports.
Police finally made contact with the parents, finding the couple inside an apartment.
Both were sleeping and were awakened by officers, according to the reports.
Carroll and Crammer were taken to the Bradley County Jail and booked on the charges.
- CPD officers also arrested two men during the weekend when they reportedly took several items from residences in the area of Steed Street.
Neighbors reported the “theft in progress” just before 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
According to reports filed by officer Daniel Gibbs and Adam West, Cody D. Ballinger, 21, and Jackie Rhodes, 44, were both charged with theft over $500.
Witnesses stated to police they saw the two walk into a carport and take a leaf blower. The two men entered a maroon-colored vehicle and left, then stopped at a Steed Street address where they reportedly took more items, according to reports.
A detailed vehicle description allowed police to perform a traffic stop on Georgetown Road.
After approaching the vehicle, Gibbs said he noticed the leaf blower in plain view inside the car.
Ballinger told the officer they had been going house to house, asking for money.
Further investigation revealed a power saw and drill had also been taken from the other homes, according to reports.
Three theft victims were listed in the report.
Ballinger was also wanted on an active warrant issued in Bradley County for violation of probation for burglary.
Both men were arrested and taken to the Bradley County Jail, where they were booked on the charges.
The allegedly stolen items were returned to the owners.