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Child at risk brings out SWAT to Partridge Drive

ALBANY, Ga. — A domestic beating turned into a SWAT team operation as authorities feared for the safety of an 18-month-old girl at about 9 p.m. Monday, stated an Albany Police Department report.

At the end, the child was reported safe, the mother reported to have superficial injuries and the father was reported on the run.

According to Phyllis Banks, police spokeswoman, officers are looking for 31-year-old Jerry Lee Harris Jr. the child’s father, for beating 26-year-old Latoya Lee, the mother of his child, on battery and cruelty to a child charges.

Banks added that when officers arrived in response to Lee’s call she said Harris had come over uninvited and beat her. Lee said Harris was in her 2811 Partridge Drive apartment with their daughter.

Officers on the scene could not get a response from the apartment, Banks said. Crisis negotiation officers contacted Harris and found he had left the child alone in the apartment. SWAT members entered the apartment and found the child.

Anyone with additional information should call Crime Stoppers at (229) 436-TIPS (8477) or investigations at (229) 431-3288. The Spanish speaking APD-COP Tip Line is (229) 434-2677.

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