Columbia County deputy arrested on child cruelty charges

COLUMBIA COUNTY, GA (WFXG) - A Columbia County Sheriff's Office deputy has been arrested on child cruelty charges for allegedly injuring his wife's child.

According to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office, Deputy Aaron Price and his wife, Deputy Andrea Price, learned that Andrea's child had received a negative report from his teacher. The couple reportedly discussed punishment and that a spanking may be included as part of the punishment. Aaron Price reportedly went to the child's room and carried out the punishment.

The next day, a family member showed Andrea the visible injuries to her child's back and thigh. The child reportedly told his mother that Aaron Price had hit him with a clothing hanger the night before.

Deputy Aaron Price has been charged with Cruelty to Children and a bond was set for $25,000. Deputy Aaron Price was also terminated from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.

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