Child cruelty arrest

WRIGHT, SHANTEOn 3/4/14 Sgt Kenny Thompson responded to Langston Chapel Elementary School for a report of child cruelty.  Sgt Thompson met with representatives of the school and the Ga. Dept. of Family and Children Services and examined the five year old male child, who displayed bruising around one of his eyes.  After speaking with the child, Sgt Thompson interviewed the child’s mother, Shante Nicole Wright (28 yoa, Continental Can Rd Statesboro Ga), concerning the injury.  Based on the physical and testimonial evidence, Sgt Thompson placed Wright under arrest for causing the injury to the five year old’s face by use of a belt.  She was transported to the Bulloch County Jail and charged with one count of Cruelty to a Child- 1st degree.  Wright later posted a bond and was released.  DFACS continues to be involved in the case.