Baby Found Crawling Along Highway; Dad Arrested

CARLTON, Ga. (June 16, 2014) Authorities arrested the father of a 1-year-old girl whom a motorist found crawling along Highway 72 Friday in Carlton, Ga.

Timothy Pickens, 37, was charged with child cruelty, reckless conduct and obstruction.

Pickens approached while deputies were investigated and was arrested after a scuffle, Madison County sheriff's officials said.

The girl's mother told authorities she and her husband left the house and the couple’s other children, ages 13, 9 and 5, were supposed to be watching the baby.

Authorities say charges could be filed against the girl's mother.


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