Cedartown man arrest for cruelty to children

Richard Hudson

Polk County Police arrested a Cedartown man earlier this week after a 911 hang up call at a residence.

According to Polk County Police reports, officers responded to the residence on Marie Lane and spoke to a man there who said that his girlfriend and her ex-husband were at his residence and an altercation had occurred where he had been punched by the ex-husband.

However, police observed the bruises on the complainant’s face as being older than the alleged incident.

After speaking to other witnesses, it was determined that the complainant had initiated the fight, which occurred in front of a small child.

Polk County Police arrested 29-year-old Richard J. Hudson of Cedartown on charges of cruelty to children third degree and cruelty to children second degree.  He was also wanted for failure to appear in Cedartown municipal court.

He remains in the Polk County Jail pending bond.