Police investigating death of a toddler in Cedartown

Polk County Police are investigating the death of a 21 month old child in Cedartown.

According to Polk County Deputy Coroner Marty Robinson, Redmond EMS responded to a call on Adamson Drive of a female child not breathing at 1:31 a.m. Saturday, October 29.

She was found to be in cardiac arrest when EMS began treating her.

The child was transported to Polk Medical Center for stabilization before being airlifted to Egleston Children’s Hospital at 4:55 a.m. that morning.

Ella Grayce Pointer was pronounced dead at the Egleston Intensive Care Unit at 4:46 p.m. Sunday afternoon, according to Robinson.

The body has been sent to the GBI Crime Lab for an autopsy.

According to a release from the Polk County Police Department, the incident remains under investigation by the Polk County Police Department Criminal Investigation Division.

Two men were with the child at the time and were being interviewed by police.

One of them, 27-year-old Dustin Putnal, was arrested for a violation of current probation.

No other information is available at this time but expect to hear more shortly.

Here is the latest release from Polk County Police.

On October 29, 2016 between 1:30 am and 2:00 am, the Polk County Police Department and E.M.S. personnel were dispatched to 45 Adamson Drive apartment number 19 in Cedartown to a child not breathing. Once on scene it was discovered that a 21 month on baby girl was not breathing and E.M.S. personnel began C.P.R. The baby was transported to the Polk County Medical center in Cedartown then airlifted to Egelston hospital in Atlanta. The child passed away on Sunday October 30, 2016 at approximately 4:46 pm. The baby was identified as Ella Grayce Pointer.

The Polk County Police Department Criminal Investigation Division along with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is currently investigating the cause of death. We are currently awaiting the results of the autopsy report from the G.B.I. crime lab as well as hospital records before an official cause of death can be made. There were two men with the baby at the time of the incident who have been interviewed. As we gather more information about the case another release will be done.

One of the men with the child at the time of the incident has been arrested for violation of his current probation conditions. He is identified as Dustin D. Putnal age 27.