COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A Columbus man has been arrested and charged with first degree cruelty to children.
Christopher Ike Mickey, 37, is accused of tying the wrists of a 5-year-old boy with a belt containing metal that left ligature marks on the boy's wrist.
Police arrested Mickey at a residence on Muscogee Drive on Tuesday, May 19.
The boy's sister reported the incident to authorities, and both are now in DFCS custody.
Mickey is scheduled to appear in Recorder's Court on Thursday May 21 at 2 p.m.
We will update this story with more information as it becomes available.