Euharlee woman charged in child’s death
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A Bartow County woman has been charged in the 2012 death of her 17-month-old daughter.

According to media reports, 23-year-old Jamie Beck of Euharlee and Michael Naples, 31, of Woodstock were arrested by Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office detectives and charged with felony murder and cruelty to children in the first degree.

The child was found unresponsive about 1 a.m. Oct. 14, 2012, at the bottom of a basement stairway in a Woodstock residence, according to reports.

Beck reportedly told police she had gotten up to get water when she found the girl.

An autopsy concluded the death was blunt force trauma to the head.

Beck’s attorney, Tony Perrotta, emailed The Daily Tribune News on Friday afternoon concerning the case.

“... She denies any involvement in her child’s murder and will aggressively fight these charges,” he stated in the email.

Beck and Naples currently are being held at the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center without bond.

Drunken man falls while hanging onto tree

On Thursday about 6:05 p.m., a Bartow County Sheriff’s Office deputy was dispatched to Felton Road and Eagles Court in reference to an intoxicated subject, later to determined to be a disorderly conduct, according to an incident report.

Upon arrival, the deputy observed Teddy Moore, arrested, stumbling across the parking lot of the Goodwill Center. As the deputy approached Moore, the subject fell to the ground and was hanging onto a tree.

The subject smelled of an alcoholic beverage and had a few scrapes from falling down. Bartow County Emergency Medical Services arrived on scene and checked Moore. He was then placed under arrest for disorderly conduct due to his level of intoxication and the fact he was unable to care for himself.

He was transported to the Bartow County jail without incident.