Mylek McCullough

McCullough, Mylek Jacoby

Date of Booking:

Reason(s) For Booking:
Reckless Conduct

Cruelty to Child-2nd Degree-Criminal Negligence/Cause Excessive Physical/Mental Pain

Officer’s Narrative:
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On Sunday, September 4th 2022 at approximately 1044 hours I was dispatched to [100 BLOCK] N Erwin Street, unit [REDACTED] in reference to report of a juvenile drowning.

Upon arrival the juvenile had begun breathing, but was still struggling to breathe and was acting lethargic. The juvenile was handed over to Fire and EMS. Contact was then made with the complainant, Mr. Mylek McCullough who stated that he had been watching the child on this date for the child’s mother who was at work. Mr. McCullough identified himself as the boyfriend of the mother, Ms. [REDACTED]. The juvenile was transported by Metro Atlanta Ambulance Service to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Ms. [REDACTED] went in the ambulance with the Juvenile.

Mr. McCullough at first stated that he put the boy in the bathtub after breakfast and left the water running and stepped out to do dishes, then he stated that the dishes were done before bath time. he then stated that he stepped out of the bathroom for approximately 2 minutes to grab something, but did not remember what, and returned to the baby playing in the bathtub. He stated that he was feeling very sleepy and dunked his head under the water to wake himself up. Mr. McCullough stated that the baby “followed” what he did and put himself under the water and that when he (Mr. McCullough) came from under the water that the baby was floating. Mr. McCullough did not know how long the baby had been in the water.

Mr. McCullough stated that he got the juvenile out of the bathtub and tried to give him CPR. He stated that he didn’t know how to give CPR, but gave “chest presses” for approximately 5 seconds before calling 911. He stated that when the juvenile was taken from the bathtub he was not breathing and as bleeding from the nose. He then stated that the juvenile vomited up water and what appeared to be blood.

He stated that the two witnesses, Mr. [WITNESS #1] and Mr. [WITNESS #2] cam to check on the chiLd and he was not sure why. Mr. [WITNESS #1] and Mr. [WITNESS #2] both stated that a female had called them and stated that they should check on Mr. McCullough and the juvenile and that they were not present for when the juvenile had been in the bathtub.

On call CID was notified and responded. CID then took over the scene. A DFACS referral was generated including the information of the mother, child and Mr. McCullough.

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