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Man charged after choking teen
Domestic dispute results in arrest
Christopher Leo Parker

Bulloch County sheriff’s deputies arrested a man Friday on child cruelty charges after he choked his son during a domestic dispute.

According to Bulloch County Sheriff’s Capt. Todd Hutchens, Deputy Travis Smallegan responded to Tami & Sheri Lane, where Christopher Leo Parker was found to be intoxicated.

Parker, 49, was involved in a domestic argument with his wife and their 14-year-old son, due to his intoxication,” Hutchens said.

During the course of the dispute, Parker reportedly choked the teen, leaving bruises and marks on his neck. He also physically fought with his wife, he said.

Neither victim sustained significant injury beyond scratches, bruises and marks left on the teen’s neck due to being choked, he said.

Parker was arrested on charges of aggravated assault, first degree cruelty to children (the physical attack on the teen); simple battery (violence against his wife); and third degree cruelty to children (attacking his wife in the presence of their son), Hutchens said.

Parker was taken to the Bulloch County Jail, where he remains without bond as he awaits further court appearances, according to jai records.


Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.



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