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One Arrest Made In Child Abuse Case


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(Cleveland)- The White County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a case of child abuse in the county.  Sheriff’s Captain Rick Kelley in a news release said, on  February 5th  the White County Sheriff’s Office received a report of child abuse at 152 Rocket Drive.  

Investigators followed up with the case and executed a search warrant at that location last Thursday.  Kelley said there were four children in the home ranging in ages from 10 to 15 years old.

The sheriff’s office investigation found a history of abuse. Kelley said  44-year old Scott Shelby was arrested and charged with 3 counts of Cruelty to Children 1st degree and 1 count of Aggravated Assault.

Shelby still remains in the jail and Kelley said as they continue their investigation there could be additional charges.


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  1. Larry Richard Caylor

    Scott Shelby threatened myself Larry caylor for walking my dog past his property.
    I observed that the children were never seen playing or outside for at least 3 months

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