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Floyd County Sheriff's Deputy Arrested on Child Cruelty and Aggravated Cruelty to Animals, Fired

PHOTO: Mug shot of former Floyd County Deputy, Simon Edward Worrell, 54 of Lindale courtesy of the Floyd County Jail.

Taniesa L. Sullivan | The Weekly Ledger News | CVN

LINDALE, Ga. - A Floyd County Sheriff’s Deputy, Simon Edward Worrell, 54 of Lindale, has been fired after he was arrested on charges of child cruelty in the first degree, deprivation of a minor, and aggravated cruelty to animals.

Reports said that a minor child living inside the home was “unfit for human habitation”.

Police said that the home was filled with animal urine and feces to the extent it caused pain to the officer’s eyes and lungs when entering. The residence was found covered in dirt, debris, and animal feces on the counters where food was located.

Reports added that the child was sent to school covered in animal feces and urine. The child reportedly had to be removed from class due to their smell.

Reports also added that a dog was also found at the home in serious need of medical care.

Police went on to say that the dog was found in “physical pain and disfigurement”.

PHOTO: Mug shot of Kimberly Dawn Worrell, 54 of Lindale courtesy of the Floyd County Jail.

Both Worell and his wife, Kimberly Dawn Worrell, 51, were charged with aggravated cruelty to animals, cruelty to children in the first degree, and deprivation of a minor.

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