Mother Arrested After Investigation of Son’s Death

        The Polk County Police Department has made an arrest that stems from the investigation into the drowning death of two-year old boy in Rockmart.

        Stacy Dalane Hooper, 22, of 230 Pea Ridge Lane, Rockmart, was arrested on Tuesday by the Polk County Police Department. She is the mother of the victim.

        The young boy, Preston Hooper, drowned on June 30th of this year in a neighbor’s pool. Hooper initially told reporters that her child had “wandered from home.”

        The death launched an investigation, led by Detective Joe Weldon, that spanned several months

        On Tuesday, the investigation finally yielded results as Hooper was arrested and charged with Involuntary Manslaughter and Reckless Conduct.

        Hooper remains in the Polk County Jail at this time.

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