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STATE IN BRIEF: Couple arrested for tattooing children

Couple arrested for tattooing children

SUMMERVILLE — A Chattooga County couple was arrested for tattooing six of their children.

WAGA-TV reported that PattyJo Marsh and her husband, 34-year-old Jacob Edwards, tattooed themselves and six children using a plastic pen body with a needle made from a guitar string connected to an electric motor.

Five children got a cross-like tattoo on their hands and a sixth had ‘‘mom and dad'' inked on his arm.

The pair were arrested after the biological mother of two of the children complained the tattoos wouldn't wash off.

Marsh tells WAGA that they did it because the children asked them to.

Marsh and Edwards are charged with three counts each of illegal tattooing, second-degree child cruelty and reckless conduct. Both bonded out of jail Friday evening.

Rap producer Shawty Redd charged with murder

McDONOUGH — Music producer Demetrius Lee Stewart, known as Shawty Redd, is being held in a suburban Atlanta jail on a murder charge.

Henry County Police Capt. Jason Bolton said Stewart was arrested Friday morning.

Stewart is accused of shooting 35-year-old Damon A. Martin of Detroit in an argument at Stewart's home in Hampton, about 30 miles southeast of Atlanta.

The 28-year-old Stewart is charged with murder and was being held without bond in the Henry County jail Saturday. His first court appearance is scheduled for Jan. 12. Police didn't know whether Stewart has a lawyer.

State troopers arrest man after high-speed chase

ALBANY — State troopers have arrested a man who led them on a high-speed chase through Albany.

Troopers said 20-year-old Nathaniel Robinson failed to stop at a roadblock they were setting up around 8 p.m. Friday.

Georgia State Patrol Cpl. Kyle Duke told WALB-TV that Robinson fled on foot after troopers used a special maneuver to make his car stop. He was found hiding in a house near the air conditioner.

Officers said Robinson was drinking and they found marijuana in the car.

Robinson is charged with possession of marijuana under one ounce, driving with a suspended license, slick tires, fleeing and eluding, and driving with an open container.

— From wire reports