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Woman Drags Kid on Leash

An Alabama woman was arrested Tuesday afternoon after police say she injured a child while dragging it through a Verizon store in Rome.

According to Floyd County Jail records: “Melissa Catherine Smith-Means, 37, of Gaylesville, Alabama, was arrested by police around 12:30 p.m. She was charged with felony first-degree cruelty to children. Police say she was observed by customers and employees at a store on Broad Street, dragging a small child around by a backpack leash. The child had visible marks on the neck from the incident.”

She remains in jail without bail.

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