Man arrested after toddler death investigation

Man arrested after toddler death investigation
Charles McGhee (Source: Early Co. Sheriff)

BLAKELY, GA (WALB) - A man has been arrested after a toddler died in Early County last year.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation made the announcement Tuesday afternoon.

On December 21, 2017, the Early Co. Sheriff's Office responded to Weaver Drive in Blakely, to an unresponsive two-year-old found in a bathtub. The child was taken to Pioneer Community Hospital in Blakely, where he was pronounced dead.

An autopsy was conducted at the GBI Crime Lab in Macon, and revealed that the child died from asphyxiation due to drowning, and blunt force trauma.

Last Wednesday, April 25, Charles McGhee, age 30 was arrested for murder and cruelty to children, in the first degree.

McGhee was with the child at the time of the incident and had called 911.  McGhee is being held in the Early County Jail.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Early County Sheriff's Office at (229)-723-3577 or the Georgia Bureau of Investigation at (229)-777-2080.

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