Mindy Kay Parton was arrested Sunday on charges of felony first-degree child cruelty after an Acworth police officer found the child in the back seat of a car surrounded by garbage and covered in filth. The officer reported that the child’s clothing and body appeared to be soaked in urine and feces.
According to the arrest warrant, the officer spotted Parton sitting in a 1994 Ford Thunderbird at a gas station and noticed a foul odor, which he determined was caused by the child’s diaper that had not been changed in more than a day. The officer said the child had not had a diaper change or a bath in some time.
The child was found to be unhealthy and was taken into protective custody.
Parton is also the subject of a pending child cruelty case in Floyd County, according to the Cobb warrant.
Parton was released on $5,000 bond.