7 arrested for Child & Animal Abuse in Floyd County Home

September 19th, 2022 – 5:30 PM

From WSB-TV

A group of people who were living in a Floyd County home is facing nearly 60 charges of child and animal abuse. According to Floyd County Jail Records, officers were called to a home in Floyd County for a possible animal cruelty case. While there, officers found three small children and a disabled 19-year-old with poor living and health conditions.

There were also 10 dogs, including a severely malnourished dog that had just had five puppies. Officers described the home as being filthy, with trash piled as high as the dresser it was next to. Animal droppings and mold were also found throughout the house.

37-year-old Rocky Hayes, 22-year-old Courtney Johnson, 24-year-old Daniel Johnson, 23-year-old Hannah Leatherwood, 47-year-old Stephen Leatherwood, 21-year-old Justin Leslie, and 42-year-old Leslie Smith were all taken into custody on a total of 58 charges.

All seven except Leslie were charged with three counts of cruelty to children, three counts of contributing to the deprivation of a child, one count of neglect to a disabled adult, and one count of aggravated cruelty to animals.

Courtney Johnson also has five more counts of cruelty to animals. Leslie was charged with three counts of contributing to the deprivation of a child, one count of neglect to a disabled adult, and one count of aggravated cruelty to animals.

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