Washington County Charde with Child AbuseMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: May 13 2020 7:34 AM
On 10 May 2020, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division received a call from the Bay County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division about a child abuse incident reported in Bay County. Investigators with Bay County Sheriff’s Office stated that the child is at the grandmother’s home in Bayou George, Florida and that the four-year-old child had several contusions and bruising on her body, arms, legs, and head. The child disclosed to her grandmother how she received the injuries, stating her mother "whooped" her with a belt at the family’s residence in Ebro, Florida. The Florida Department of Children and Families was notified, and Washington County Sheriff’s Office Investigators took over the investigation.
Investigators interviewed the mother, Megan Sheets, at her residence in Washington County. Based on the statement from Megan Sheets and the photographs on the child’s injuries provided by medical staff at Gulf Coast Children’s Advocacy Center; Investigators determined that there was probable cause to charge Megan Sheets with child abuse. Megan Sheets was booked into the Washington County Jail on felony child abuse charges.